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What are the effects of deprivation?

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WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF DEPRIVATION? The difference between deprivation and separation is that separation refers to a situation where the Childs caregiver is separated from his or her mother, for example when a mother is in hospital giving birth to another child. The separation anxiety is restored on the return of their mother. But to have formed a bond and to have lost that bond for whatever reason i.e. parental death or divorce could leave a harmful effect on the child unless suitable replace of care is available and this meets the emotional needs of the child. ...read more.


Therefore we can suggest that the children suffering from TB experienced prolonged deprivation. When these children we assessed then they showed no major differences between them and normal children. Bowlby concluded that this study shows that the dangers of maternal deprivation may have been overstated. In this case early deprivation did not cause major confusion. The only explanation to this is that some children are more secularly attached there fore they could cope better. Another good example of this theory is " the effects of deprivation 44 juvenile thieves conducted by Bowlby, 1944. In the 1930s John Bowlby worked as a child psychiatrist in a child guidance clinic. ...read more.


In addition Bowlby diagnosed 14 of the thieves as affectionless psychopaths- individuals who lacked emotional sensitivity. They feel no guilt and remorse. The children and their parents were interviewed and information was collected about their early experiences with paying attention to the subject of separation. They found that 86% of the affectionless thieves experienced frequent separations compared with 17% of the other thieves. In conclusion we add that time and time early separation does not securely form any disorders to later life unless the bond before the separation was securely attached in which case their mite be a slight problem. However if the emotional needs of the children are replaced and met in time then it is possible for them to form a secure attachment once again and lead a normal life.................... ...read more.

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