Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 64
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Doom, Jenalee R. and Gunnar, Megan R. 2016. Environmental Experience and Plasticity of the Developing Brain.


    Dumesnil, James 2016. Identifying, Treating, and Preventing Childhood Trauma in Rural Communities.


    Fisher, Philip A. Leve, Leslie D. Delker, Brianna Roos, Leslie E. and Cooper, Bryna 2016. Developmental Psychopathology.


    Helder, Emily J. Brooker, Brianne Kapitula, Laura Ring Goalen, Brooke and Gunnoe, Marjorie L. 2016. Predictors and Correlates of Inattentive/Overactive Behaviors in Internationally Adopted Children. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, Vol. 5, Issue. 4, p. 237.


    Jensen, Rachel M. Helder, Emily J. and Gunnoe, Marjorie Lindner 2016. Attachment Disturbances Delay Language Acquisition in Internationally Adopted Children. Adoption Quarterly, p. 1.


    Julian, Megan M. and McCall, Robert B. 2016. Social Skills in Children Adopted From Socially-Emotionally Depriving Institutions. Adoption Quarterly, Vol. 19, Issue. 1, p. 44.


    Kay, Catherine Green, Jonathan and Sharma, Kishan 2016. Disinhibited Attachment Disorder in UK Adopted Children During Middle Childhood: Prevalence, Validity and Possible Developmental Origin. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology,


    Lawler, Jamie M. Koss, Kalsea J. Doyle, Colleen M. and Gunnar, Megan R. 2016. The course of early disinhibited social engagement among postinstitutionalized adopted children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,


    Lomanowska, Anna M. and Melo, Angel I. 2016. Deconstructing the function of maternal stimulation in offspring development: Insights from the artificial rearing model in rats. Hormones and Behavior, Vol. 77, p. 224.


    O'Connor, Thomas G. 2016. Developmental Psychopathology.


    Petranovich, Christine L. Walz, Nicolay Chertkoff Staat, Mary Allen Chiu, Chung-Yiu Peter and Wade, Shari L. 2016. Structural language, pragmatic communication, behavior, and social competence in children adopted internationally: A pilot study. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, p. 1.


    Pitula, Clio E. Wenner, Jennifer A. Gunnar, Megan R. and Thomas, Kathleen M. 2016. To trust or not to trust: social decision-making in post-institutionalized, internationally adopted youth. Developmental Science,


    Purohit, Satya Prakash and Pradhan, Balaram 2016. Effect of yoga program on executive functions of adolescents dwelling in an orphan home: A randomized controlled study. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine,


    Burkholder, Amanda R. Koss, Kalsea J. Hostinar, Camelia E. Johnson, Anna E. and Gunnar, Megan R. 2015. Early Life Stress: Effects on the Regulation of Anxiety Expression in Children and Adolescents. Social Development, p. n/a.


    Cavero-Roig, L. Díaz-Conradi, Á. Negre-Loscertales, A. Ferrero-Rosanas, A. Salvador-Valle, A. Burch-Piñol, S. Urraca-Martínez, O. and Massaguer-Cabrera, J. 2015. Eye disease in international adoption: Importance of the region of origin. Anales de Pediatría (English Edition), Vol. 82, Issue. 5, p. 293.


    Cavero-Roig, L. Díaz-Conradi, Á. Negre-Loscertales, A. Ferrero-Rosanas, A. Salvador-Valle, A. Burch-Piñol, S. Urraca-Martínez, O. and Massaguer-Cabrera, J. 2015. Patología ocular en adopción internacional: importancia de la región de origen. Anales de Pediatría, Vol. 82, Issue. 5, p. 293.


    Dayan, Jacques Andro, Gwenaëlle Dugnat, Michel Thessier, N. Milijkovitch, R. and Rosenblum, O. 2015. Psychopathologie de la Périnatalité et de la Parentalité.


    Elovainio, Marko Raaska, Hanna Sinkkonen, Jari Mäkipää, Sanna and Lapinleimu, Helena 2015. Associations between attachment-related symptoms and later psychological problems among international adoptees: Results from the FinAdo study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 56, Issue. 1, p. 53.


    Fisher, Philip A. 2015. Review: Adoption, fostering, and the needs of looked-after and adopted children. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol. 20, Issue. 1, p. 5.


    Humphreys, Kathryn L and Zeanah, Charles H 2015. Deviations from the Expectable Environment in Early Childhood and Emerging Psychopathology. Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol. 40, Issue. 1, p. 154.


    ×

Disinhibited social behavior among internationally adopted children

  • Jacqueline Bruce (a1), Amanda R. Tarullo (a2) and Megan R. Gunnar (a3)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954579409000108
  • Published online: 01 January 2009
Abstract
Abstract

Postinstitutionalized children frequently demonstrate persistent socioemotional difficulties. For example, some postinstitutionalized children display an unusual lack of social reserve with unfamiliar adults. This behavior, which has been referred to as indiscriminate friendliness, disinhibited attachment behavior, and disinhibited social behavior, was examined by comparing children internationally adopted from institutional care to children internationally adopted from foster care and children raised by their biological families. Etiological factors and behavioral correlates were also investigated. Both groups of adopted children displayed more disinhibited social behavior than the nonadopted children. Of the etiological factors examined, only the length of time in institutional care was related to disinhibited social behavior. Disinhibited social behavior was not significantly correlated with general cognitive ability, attachment-related behaviors, or basic emotion abilities. However, this behavior was negatively associated with inhibitory control abilities even after controlling for the length of time in institutional care. These results suggest that disinhibited social behavior might reflect underlying deficits in inhibitory control.

Copyright
Corresponding author
Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Jacqueline Bruce, Oregon Social Learning Center, 10 Shelton McMurphey Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97401-4928; E-mail: jackieb@oslc.org.
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

L. H. Albers , D. E. Johnson , M. K. Hostetter , S. Iverson , & L. C. Miller (1997). Health of children adopted from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Journal of the American Medical Association, 278, 922924.

K. E. Albus , & M. Dozier (1999). Indiscriminate friendliness and terror of strangers in infancy: Contributions from the study of infants in foster care. Infant Mental Health Journal, 20, 3041.

T. C. Benoit , L. J. Jocelyn , D. M. Moddemann , & J. E. Embree (1996). Romanian adoption: The Manitoba experience. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 150, 12781282.

B. J. Casey , F. X. Castellanos , J. N. Giedd , W. L. Marsh , S. D. Hamburger , A. B. Schubert , (1997). Implication of right frontostriatal circuitry in response inhibition and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 36, 374383.

K. Chisholm (1998). A three year follow-up of attachment and indiscriminate friendliness in children adopted from Romanian orphanages. Child Development, 69, 10921106.

H. T. Chugani , M. E. Behen , O. Muzik , C. Juhasz , F. Nagy , & D. C. Chugani (2001). Local brain functional activity following early deprivation: A study of postinstitutionalized Romanian orphans. NeuroImage, 14, 12901301.

C. A. Dollaghan , T. F. Campbell , J. L. Paradise , H. M. Feldman , J. E. Janosky , D. N. Pitcairn , (1999). Maternal education and measures of early speech and language. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 42, 14321443.

M. R. Gunnar , J. Bruce , & H. D. Grotevant (2000). International adoption of institutionally reared children: Research and policy. Development and Psychopathology, 12, 677693.

J. Hodges , & B. Tizard (1989a). IQ and behavioral adjustment of ex-institutional adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 30, 5375.

J. Hodges , & B. Tizard (1989b). Social and family relationships of ex-institutional adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 30, 7797.

M. K. Hostetter , S. Iverson , W. Thomas , D. McKenzie , K. Dole , & D. E. Johnson (1991). Medical evaluation of internationally adopted children. New England Journal of Medicine, 325, 479485.

D. E. Johnson , L. C. Miller , S. Iverson , W. Thomas , B. Franshino , K. Dole , (1992). The health of children adopted from Romania. Journal of the American Medical Association, 268, 34463451.

W. J. Kim (1995). International adoption: A case review of Korean children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 25, 141154.

G. Kochanska , K. T. Murray , & K. C. Coy (1997). Inhibitory control as a contributor to conscience in childhood: From toddler to early school age. Child Development, 68, 263277.

J. M. Kreppner , T. G. O'Connor , M. Rutter , & the English and Romanian Adoptees Study Team. (2001). Can inattention/overactivity be an institutional deprivation syndrome? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 29, 513528.

R. J. Muhamedrahimov , O. I. Palmov , N. V. Nikiforova , C. J. Groark , & R. B. McCall (2004). Institution-based early intervention program. Infant Mental Health Journal, 25, 488501.

T. G. O'Connor , D. Bredenkamp , M. Rutter , & the English and Romanian Adoptees Study Team. (1999). Attachment disturbances and disorders in children exposed to early severe deprivation. Infant Mental Health Journal, 20, 1029.

T. G. O'Connor , M. Rutter , & the English and Romanian Adoptees Study Team. (2000). Attachment disorder behavior following early severe deprivation: Extension and longitudinal follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 39, 703712.

S. Perlman , C.W. Kalish , & S. D. Pollak (2008). The role of maltreatment experience in children's understanding of the antecedents of emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 651670.

M. K. Rothbart , S. A. Ahadi , K. L. Hershey , & P. A. Fisher (2001). Investigations of temperament at three to seven years: The Children's Behavior Questionnaire. Child Development, 72, 13941408.

P. Roy , M. Rutter , & A. Pickles (2004). Institutional care: Associations between overactivity and lack of selectivity in social relationships. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 45, 866873.

M. Rutter , E. Colvert , J. Kreppner , C. Beckett , J. Castle , C. Groothues , (2007). Early adolescent outcomes for institutionally-deprived and non-deprived adoptees: I. Disinhibited attachment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48, 1730.

M. Rutter , & the English and Romanian Adoptees Study Team. (1998). Developmental catch-up, and deficit, following adoption after severe global early privation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 39, 465476.

M. Rutter , J. M. Kreppner , & T. G. O'Connor (2001). Specificity and heterogeneity in children's responses to profound institutional privation. British Journal of Psychiatry, 179, 97103.

A. T. Smyke , A. Dumitrescu , & C. H. Zeanah (2002). Attachment disturbances in young children. I. The continuum of caretaking casualty. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 41, 972982.

A. R. Tarullo , J. Bruce , & M. R. Gunnar (2007). False belief and emotion understanding in post-institutionalized children. Social Development, 16, 5778.

B. Tizard , & J. Hodges (1978). The effects of early institutional rearing on the development of eight-year-old children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 19, 99118.

B. Tizard , & J. Rees (1974). A comparison of the effects of adoption, restoration to the natural mother, and continued institutionalization on the cognitive development of four-year-old children. Child Development, 45, 9299.

B. Tizard , & J. Rees (1975). The effect of early institutional rearing on the behaviour problems and affectional relationships of four-year-old children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 16, 6173.

F. C. Verhulst , M. Althaus , & H. J. M. Versluis-Den Bieman (1990b). Problem behavior in international adoptees: II. Age at adoption. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 29, 104111.

, , , , & (). . , , –.P. Vorria M. Rutter A. Pickles S. Wolkind A. Hobsbaum 1998 A comparative study of Greek children in long-term residential group care and in two-parent families: I. Social, emotional, and behavioral differences Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines 39 225236

C. H. Zeanah , A. T. Smyke , & A. Dumitrescu (2002). Attachment disturbances in young children. II: Indiscriminate behavior and institutional care. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 41, 983989.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Development and Psychopathology
  • ISSN: 0954-5794
  • EISSN: 1469-2198
  • URL: /core/journals/development-and-psychopathology
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×