Professor Reymers - Fall 2019

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Additional Assignment SOCIADD:
On Extreme Isolation


Answer the following questions about Kingsley Davis's article titled Extreme Isolation:

1. Compare and contrast the experiences of both Anna and Isabelle both during confinement and after confinement in terms of:
a. family situation
b. physical abilities and challenges
c. mental capabilities and challenges
d. social development

2. Why did Isabelle make more progress physically, mentally, and socially than Anna?

3. What conclusions can be drawn in terms of the importance of early socialization experiences? What do these experiences contribute to the 'nature-nurture' debate?

E-mail your completed assignment to:, with the SUBJECT line to read: SOCIADD

(Note: for regular correspondence, do not use the above link to email me; or if you do, be sure to remove the automatic subject line heading "SOCI#")

Due on or before Friday, Oct 11 at 5pm