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Tug-of-love boy is snatched in night.

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Tug-of-love boy is snatched in night Throughout this article, we can find many assumptions and issues. One of the first issues we can discuss is domestic violence, we believe that this is the reason for the father being imprisoned and it would be wrong for the young child to go back to his violent father now. She said he knocked her down and kicked her in late pregnancy, beat her regularly and warned: ' if you ever try to leave me I'll kill you.'1 Relevant psychological evidence for domestic violence is told in many different psychological theories, the most important one being ' The family conflict theory.' 'This is maintained by familial styled abuse, which is sometimes the result of stress created in dysfunctional families where each abuser strives, through the use of conflict and control, for a dominant role in the family. In this view either partner may contribute to the escalation of violence.'2 Next we find a psychological assumption. If the 18-month-old boy got separated from his mother now, it would break the attachment bond they have formed and it would leave the child very confused and distressed and it could possibly affect him in later life. Infancy, childhood and adolescence are seen as sensitive periods during which attachment behaviour develops, normally or deviously according to the experience the individual has with his attachment figures. ...read more.

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study of juvenile thieves compared 44 juveniles who had a criminal record for theft and compared them with 44 adolescents with emotional problems, but no criminal record. He studied the background and personalities of the participants over three years and reported that 17 (39%) had been separated from their mothers for six months or more before they were five years old. In practice the children had been repeatedly or continually in foster homes or hospital and were often not visited by their families. 14 of the 17 were cold and uncaring, felt no shame for what they had done and seemed quite detached from ordinary standards of decency. 6 In the article we cannot yet see any signs of affectionless psychopathy, in the young child however the father must have had an effect on the mother for her to take away her son from the violent father. However Rutter (1981) has argued that adverse life experiences may but not necessarily have a lasting effect on development and that it is the reason for separation that is important in determining later development rather than the fact of the maternal separation alone. If either Bowlby or Rutter is right the boy in the article is likely to have emotional problems in later life.7 The four major factors involved with persuasive communication are set up as a model.8 It is quite artificial to investigate them in isolation from each other. ...read more.

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When investigating persuasive communication it is quite a hard issue to measure, because there are many aspects in each factor that need to be assessed, to see whether it can change someone's mind. Every article is different to measure depending on the extent of persuasive communication used. The implication is that the more it is used the more it can alter peoples minds and never really knowing the exact truth of a text, because with the article we as the audience don't know how much our attitude or mind has changed since reading it, but it will be different for everybody, depending on who you are and what situation you are in. Samantha Elliott-Smith 1 Newspaper article-quotes in italic are from Mail on Sunday, June 15 2003 ' Tug-of-love boy is snatched in night'. 2 Applying Psychology to Crime-Harrower, domestic violence section 3 Psychology-Richard D.Gross, pg. 591 and 520 4 Family Violence: Legal, Medical and Social Perspectives by Harvey Wallace 5 Internet- http://userpages.umb.edu/|ccotto3/objects.html (object relations theory as it relates to domestic violence), also ref 2 6 Psychology OCR for AS level- reading material before Hodges and Tizard (1989) study 7 Psychology A Level-Cardwell, Attachment theory section 8 Look in Appendix for example of model. ...read more.

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