Unformatted text preview: area of France. Victor, a seven-year-old boy had apparently been raised in the wild. In general, the explanation that "wild children" are raised by wild animals is more than likely an excuse to cover up extreme child abuse . On occasion, children are discovered who have few social skills and who lack the ability to speak. Upon closer inspection, it is discovered that these children suffer from extreme social isolation. . Conclusion Research like that of Spitz and the Harlow's prove that people need physical contact throughout life. Isolation will bring on hallucinations, extreme apathy, anxiety, and the loss of the sense of self....
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- Fall '10
- pH, social isolation, Chambliss, Appelbaum, Oxana Malaya