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SOCiAL aims

The aim of the SOCiAL study is to:

  • Characterise the nature of social difficulty and functioning in children who have experienced early adversity.
  • Understand the underlying cognitive mechanisms of social functioning.
  • Learn more about the complex interplay between genetics and the environment in contributing to social difficulties in children.
  • Assess longitudinal stability of social difficulties and examine associations with long-term functioning and placement outcomes in adopted children.

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