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Early Experience and Later Life
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Romanian Orphans Hypotheses Attachment problems Learning difficulties Not different from typical children Depends on when they were adopted Language difficulties
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Sir Michael Rutter and Longitudinal Orphan Studies The great majority were normal. A significant minority – more than in the normal population had continuing difficulties. Babies who were adopted early ahd fewer problems These included Learning difficulties – delays ADHD Attention and executive control problems Language problems-delays Bizarre social patterns
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Resilience Genetic predispositions and risk of mental illness Protective factors Easy Temperament Intelligence Interactions between genetic predispositions and life
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Unformatted text preview: experiences. Caspi and Moffit Some genetic patterns that put you at risk for mental illness. Some life events made people at risk poverty or loss . Non-linear relationship. Negative experiences multiplied the effects of genetic risk. Experiential factors contributing to resilience Mentor or Significant Figure Alternative view of possibilities for the future Religion Social Support Transactional relations Genetic similarities between parents and children Children partially create their own environment The environment is influencing the babies but the babies are influencing the environment Vicious and benign cycles...
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2008 for the course PSYCH 140 taught by Professor Christine during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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