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Feral Children - The Role of Socialization

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April Neils's comment, May 23, 2013 12:35 PM
This article tells me that fictional feral children are usually falsely portrayed, they tend to be seen as growing up with average human intelligence and sense of civilization which is just not accurate of feral kids.Feral children lack skills normally learned during the process of enculturation, which refers to the gradual aquisition of the norms of a culture or group. Feral children in fictio tend to represent humanity in a pure and uncorrupted state.
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Psychology knowledge: Feral Children and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

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April Neils's comment, May 29, 2013 9:08 AM
The fact that feral children have deep difficulty understanding the idea of human language and norms proves the validity of critical period hypothesis. Critical period hypothesis states that the first few years of a child’s life are crutial for learning things such as language. Therefore, feral children sort of show us that we seem to be products of our experiences, not entirely products of our genes.
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Feral Children

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An anthropology of wild, savage and feral children
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April Neils's comment, May 29, 2013 9:10 AM
A lot of feral children cases are hoaxes because people know that humans are intrigued by it, however there are many real cases and most of those are life threatening. Many of the cases we see today are more based around child abuse and neglect rather than the notion of “Mowgli syndrome.” Though the reality of these children is sad, they reveal significant things to psychiatry. They teach us things about universal child development, how much humans physically adapt to extreme environments, even the impact animals have on human development.
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Feral Children • Damn Interesting

Feral Children • Damn Interesting | Feral Children | Scoop.it
"Monkey boys," "wolf girls," "gazelle boys," and even an "ostrich boy;" they are all part of the lore of the feral children. Also known as "wild children,"
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April Neils's comment, May 29, 2013 9:11 AM
Feral children have a long history that has some records that date back as far as 1724. It is suspected that feral children go back even further than that, but simply have no documentation. The unique child found in 1724 was given the name Peter and taken in by King George the first, and he would spend the rest of his years there. Peter never learned to speak, he was never seen laughing, and he remained indifferent to materialistic things such as money till the day he died in 1785.
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Savage Girls And Wild Boys: A History Of Feral Children by Michael Newton

Savage Girls And Wild Boys: A History Of Feral Children by Michael Newton | Feral Children | Scoop.it
For centuries we have been haunted by tales, real and imagined, of children raised in the wild. Michael Newton on the roots of our fascination with untamed spirits
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April Neils's comment, May 29, 2013 9:08 AM
Book excerpt from “Savage Girls & Wild Boys” by Michael newton. Talks about how there was a rise in the communism in Russia. There was one child in particular, Ivan Mishukov who left home due to stress with family issues and then became a “street child”. On the streets he began to bond with a pack of dogs and soon became their leader. He was “rescued” from the streets by police but escaped from them all three times; he had no interest in the normal human life and its containment. Though he did escape three times, he wasn’t so successful the fourth time and he was brought to a shelter and put into schooling. Since he did spend some time with a family before he hit the streets, it makes sense why he was one of few “feral “children to re-civilize.
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Top 10 Feral Children

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Sir Francis Galton coined the term ‘nature vs. nurture’ over 150 years ago, exploring “whether heredity or the environment most impacts human
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April Neils's comment, May 29, 2013 9:09 AM
This article speaks about then famous cases of feral children. These children range from Bello of Nigeria, who was raised by chimps and most likely abandoned because of the fact that he was mentally and physically disabled, all the way to Victor of Aveyron. Victor is now thought to be the first documented case of autism which is interesting because he was found around the end of the 18th century. Victor demonstrated no ill effects to the harsh world of the wild. Even though each of these children had somewhat different stories, they all had something in common…they teach us a little more about nature vs. nurture.
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Genie

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Deprived of almost all human contact until the age of 13, Genie posed an interested question: Could a child learn language after the critical period was over?
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April Neils's comment, May 29, 2013 9:11 AM
This article was about the specific case of the famous feral child genie. She was discovered November 4th, 1970 confined in a small room, where she was tired to a potty chair in the heart of Los Angeles. Genie is not her actual name, it was a name given to her to conserve some privacy. After the National Institute of Mental Health provided funding for rehab and research of her case, she began to somewhat recover. She learned how to use the bathroom and dress herself, however it seems she will never learn to speak properly. She now spends the rest of her days at an adult foster care home in Southern California.
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10 Modern Cases of Feral Children - Listverse

10 Modern Cases of Feral Children - Listverse | Feral Children | Scoop.it
A feral child is a human child who has lived away from human contact from a very young age, and has little or no experience of human care, loving or social
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April Neils's comment, May 29, 2013 9:15 AM
This article provides the perspective that feral youth come from all over the world at various time periods. Many feral children are raised by dogs or wolves however some are raised by different animals, such as bears. “The Bear Girl”, who was discovered by George Maranz in 1937. It also shows how some feral children recover better than others however most of them will never gain the ability to speak as an average human would.