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Department
Psychological & Brain Sciences
Course
CAS PS 101
Professor
Maya Rosen
Semester
Fall

Description
L3 – Case Study: Genie the Wild Child 09/13/2010 LOOK OUT FOR: Genie, Father, Mother, Susan Curtis, Dr. Rigler, Dr. Kent HW: Identify unethical aspects of treatment General For 4 nights, she was monitored in her sleep electronically during her sleep “Celebrity” status due to increasing interest in case Scientists visited from all over the world Filmed throughout the experiment Father shot and killed himself upon discovery of Genie Mother almost blind, claimed to be a victim of father’s domineering Hoarded objects Insensitivity to cold, other bodily sensations Took advantage of “The Wild Child” film Private screening Based on Victor the “wild child” from 250 years prior, journal “The Forbidden Experiment” Development ended up slowing to the point where experiment was stopped Experts invited from all over the world Ideas for treatment highly varied David Rigler Psychologist for Children’s Hospital Decided methods of treatment: Could a teenager still learn to talk? Took Genie in as foster parent Replaced Dr. Kent as psychotherapist for her Murkiness in project due to lack of focus on research Funding cut off Chomskyan: MIT Linguist Believed language is in human genes, can be learned at any time Susan Curtis Tracked
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