How did you establish communication? This was both her first exhibition of a sense of possession over items she thought were hers but was otherwise impartial towards and the first time she directed her anger outwards, but she did not entirely stop harming herself when angry.
Russ Rymer, a journalist who detailed the case in the s in two New Yorker articles and a book, Genie: a Scientific Tragedypainted a bleak portrait of photographs from her 27th birthday party.
She had other signs of intelligence. Under the circumstances, how accountable should he be for what he did to Genie and the others? If he suspected her of doing something he did not like, he made these noises outside the door and beat her if he believed she had continued to do it, instilling an extremely intense and persistent fear of cats and dogs in Genie.
She pointed out that Genie made a year's developmental progress for every calendar year after her rescue, which would not be expected if her condition was congenital, and that some aspects of language Genie acquired were uncharacteristic of mentally retarded people.
He became almost singularly fixated on his mother, despite relentless arguments centered around supplication that he adopt a less rigid lifestyle. Researchers were also never able to fully determine if Genie suffered from pre-existing cognitive deficits.
There were no controls.