Playing Orphans Trained to Mindlessly Obey
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From Dark Matters, The Science Channel: Nikolai Krasnogorsky attempts to train the subconscious mind of orphans to react to his commands. He uses a similar method as his mentor, Ivan Pavlov, did.
Some consider this type of learned behavior as the inspiration to the development of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a therapy that uses reward as a way to teach/train a child, and recondition the mind.
More on the development of CBT programs, for foster/adoptive parents and the children put in their care, can be found here: Romanian foster care: equipping carers to help challenging children