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dc.contributor.authorBos, Karen J.
dc.contributor.authorFox, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorZeanah, Charles
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Charles A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-12T18:26:06Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationBos, Karen J., Nathan Fox, Charles H. Zeanah, and Charles A. Nelson III. 2009. “Effects of Early Psychosocial Deprivation on the Development of Memory and Executive Function.” Front. Behav. Neurosci. Vol. 3, Article 16 (September 2009).en_US
dc.identifier.issn1662-5153en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:13506926
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the effects of early institutional care on memory and executive functioning. Subjects were participants in the Bucharest Early Intervention Project (BEIP) and included institutionalized children, children with a history of institutionalization who were assigned to a foster care intervention, and community children in Bucharest, Romania. Memory and executive functioning were assessed at the age of 8 years using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test and Automated Battery (CANTAB). As expected, children with a history of early institutional care performed worse on measures of both visual memory and executive functioning compared to their peers without a history of institutional care. In comparing children randomly assigned to the foster care intervention with their peers who had continued care in the institution, initial comparisons did not show signifi cant differences on any of the memory or executive functioning outcomes. However, for one of the measures of executive functioning, after controlling for birth weight, head circumference, and duration of time spent in early institutional care, the foster care intervention was a signifi cant predictor of scores. These results support and extend previous fi ndings of defi cits in memory and executive functioning among school-age children with a history of early deprivation due to institutional care. This study has implications for the millions of children who continue to experience the psychosocial deprivation associated with early institutional care.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.3389/neuro.08.016.2009en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectinstitutional careen_US
dc.subjectmemoryen_US
dc.subjectexecutive functioningen_US
dc.titleEffects of early psychosocial deprivation on the development of memory and executive functionen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalFrontiers in Behavioral Neuroscienceen_US
dash.depositing.authorNelson, Charles A.
dc.date.available2014-12-12T18:26:06Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/neuro.08.016.2009*
dash.contributor.affiliatedNelson, Charles


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