Paper 1 - 20158731 Section 022 Romanian Orphanage Study There has been an associative relationship between early adverse experiences and

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20158731 Section 022 Romanian Orphanage Study There has been an associative relationship between early adverse experiences and psychopathology in children for quite some time (Monk, 2012). In order to shed light on reasons for this, a group of researchers, Zeanah and others, set up and carried out an experiment in Romania. These researchers worked with over 100 Romanian children across 54 months. The goal of Zeanah’s study was to determine the actual effects of what is considered an adverse early experience for children – living in an orphanage. More specifically, the goal was to find out if children had reduced psychopathology after being removed from orphanages and placed into foster care. The study was innovative for a couple of reasons. One being that it fixed one of the biggest limitations of prior research that had been done in this area. That limitation was that children were not being adopted from orphanages randomly. Parents and agencies were hand selecting “better” children from the orphanages, so results on psychopathology were a skewed (Monk, 2012). In order to fix this in this study, researchers had children randomly put into one of three groups – two experimental groups, and a control group. Another reason this study was so groundbreaking was because this study directly led to Romania instituting a foster care system for the first time in their country’s history (Monk, 2012). The participants in this study included 170 Romanian preschool aged children and their caregivers. The children were then placed randomly into three different groups. One group stayed in the orphanage that they had already been in. The second group was taken out of the orphanage and placed into foster care between 6 and 30 months of age. The third group, or control group, was made up of children that had never been in an orphanage and continued to
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course PSYCH 250 taught by Professor Ward during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Paper 1 - 20158731 Section 022 Romanian Orphanage Study There has been an associative relationship between early adverse experiences and

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