Parental Overprotection Paper

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The reason I chose to read about an article of parental overprotection leading to possible childhood anxiety disorders is because I have many aunts and uncles that are very protective of their children. As a result, I’ve noticed that most of their children are very awkward when they around us; their own family. To me that seemed a little strange and so I’ve always wanted to know if that’s how they actually are if there was some other cause behind it. The subjects in this experiment were children along with their mothers. There were 90 mothers along with 90 children. 60 of the children were clinically anxious and the other 30 were not. The children and their mothers would be doing tasks together to see what their responses were.…show more content…
They were given a black box with four holes with a black curtain over them. They were told that there was something scary on the inside but they had to figure out what it was. Once again, the mother was told she could help if she found it necessary. The results for this test were similar to the first in that there were no significant increases in being overprotective or having anxiety. One thing they expected to find in the experiment would be that the mothers and children that were clinically anxious would have higher scores and correlations than the ones who weren’t but the results were insignificant. However, the expressed behaviors were higher. According to the study and their findings, the results of the experiment could implicate some kind of treatment for childhood anxiety by managing parental anxiety and being…show more content…
They had decent experiments for the children to perform but weren’t that demanding. For example, the speech; why would a mother be concerned or show anxiety if the only thing the child had to do was read it in front of one person and a camera? I think they should have had an audience for the child to perform in front of. I think the puzzle was a good one because a child would get frustrated by not solving it. A mother would not want to see her child fail and this would cause increased anxiety in her and in turn, the child would see that and also have more anxiety. The box with scary items inside could have been good. Obviously you can’t put anything inside the box to actually hurt a child so there is no real
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