Genie

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by Peterson Andi - Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 12:19 PM
 

1. Genie was a young girl who was chained in her house until she was discovered around the age of 13 years old. She went through many many years of testing and moving from family to family. 

2. Solitary confinement is a severe punishment, because you do not have interactions with anyone or anything in the outside world. It can drive you crazy. You don't know how to act, or what to do. In Genies case, she didn't even know how to talk.

3. Victors story teaches us that interactions with humans and being around a culture is what makes us human. He acted like an animal because that was his environment, and the interactions that he had.

4. The nature vs nurture debate is whether or not they should have cared more about Genie and her wellbeing, or if they should have been focused on experimentation. 

5. I think that Genie and other children in isolation hoard liquids because they are deprived of drinks when they are in isolation, so they feel the need to hoard them when they are free.

6. Research with Genie was done through flashcards and sleep tests. Due to Genie not being able to talk and understand things, research had to be done in different ways other than just teaching like a normal human. 

7. Genies story ended by her being moved from home to home, and finally she was abused when she threw up, so she stopped talking again. She is now in a helpful living place. 

8. Without society we are very different from who we are with society. We wouldn't know how to interact or act without society. We wouldn't know what is normal or weird. We also wouldn't know right from wrong. Without society we wouldn't know how to live.