Longitudinal studies using a "natural experiment" design: the case of adoptees from Romanian institutions.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To summarize the advantages and limitations of general population, high-risk and "natural experiment" longitudinal studies for studying psychological change. The English and Romanian Adoptees study is used as an example of a "natural experiment," and detailed findings are provided. METHOD What is new is a focus on the young people who spent the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2012.05.011

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