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The Wild Child of Abeyron
A case study of the "Wild Child of Abeyron" on human development.
# 121437 | 500 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Social) , Psychology (Case Studies)

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A brief case study of an 11-year old boy found living in the wilds of France in the eighteenth century--known as the "Wild Child of Abeyron". The paper contends the child's case illustrates how development in humans depends on socialization from an early age on.

From the Paper:

"The wild child named Victor was an 11 year-old male who was found in the woods of France near the village of Abeyron. Victor was characterized by a French doctor named Itard, working in Paris, as exhibiting a lack of experience resulting from isolation, which may have begun as early as age... Physically, Victor was extremely unclean, very inattentive, indifferent, and prone to moving spasmodically or swaying back and forth. His eyes were described as unsteady and..."

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