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2013-12-12 11:37:01

'The Primordial Violence' is culmination of 4 decades of research A new book by Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, brings together more than four decades of research that makes the definitive case against spanking, including how it slows cognitive development and increases antisocial and criminal behavior. "The Primordial Violence" (Routledge, 2013) shows that the reasons parents hit...

Spanking Your Five Year Old May Result In More Aggressive Behaviors
2013-10-21 12:37:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study conducted at Columbia University in New York finds five-year-old children who have been spanked are more likely to be aggressive and get into even more trouble. This research echoes prior studies which have found spanking to have quite the opposite intended effect on children. Used as a disciplinary tool for many generations, spanking has only recently been questioned as an effective means of punishment. The Columbia...

Physical Punishment Could Lead To Mental Disorders In Some Children
2012-07-02 11:43:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Children who are spanked, slapped, grabbed and pushed as a means of physical punishment may be at an increased risk for developing emotional problems later in life, according to findings from a new study to be published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Non-abusive physical punishment may be different than physical and sexual abuse or neglect, but researchers say it still has lasting repercussions on child development, which may...

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2010-08-09 10:32:46

Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries. Spanking has declined in the U.S. since 1975 but nearly 80 percent of preschool children are still disciplined in this fashion. In addition, corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, despite bans on corporal punishment that have been adopted in 24 countries since 1979. These are some of the more...

2009-09-25 11:30:22

U.S. children who were spanked had lower IQs four years later than those not spanked, researchers found. University of New Hampshire Professor Murray Straus, who is presenting the findings Friday at the 14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, in San Diego, called the study groundbreaking. The results of this research have major implications for the well being of children across the globe, Straus said in a statement. It is time for psychologists to recognize the need to...

2009-09-25 08:21:35

Children who are spanked have lower IQs worldwide, including in the United States, according to new groundbreaking research by University of New Hampshire professor Murray Straus. The research results will be presented Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at the 14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, in San Diego, Calif. "All parents want smart children. This research shows that avoiding spanking and correcting misbehavior in other ways can help that happen," Straus says. "The...

2009-09-16 12:59:30

Spanking 1-year-old children leads to more aggressive behavior and less sophisticated cognitive development in the next two years, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at Duke University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of South Carolina, Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say verbal punishment is not associated with aggression, especially when accompanied by emotional support from mothers. The researchers interviewed...

2009-09-15 09:08:52

A new longitudinal study that looks at how low-income parents discipline their young children has found that spanking 1-year-olds leads to more aggressive behaviors and less sophisticated cognitive development in the next two years. Verbal punishment is not associated with such effects, especially when it is accompanied by emotional support from moms. In addition, 1-year-olds' fussiness predicted spanking and verbal punishment at ages 1, 2, and 3. The study, which explored whether mothers'...

2009-08-11 07:40:43

When it comes to raising their children, today's parents are much more likely to show affection and to read to their children than their own parents were, according to researchers at Ohio State University who conducted a study of parenting practices across two generations. The study found that mothers tend to follow the same practices their own mothers did, while fathers were less likely to use their own mothers as parenting role models. The researchers looked at how often parents in the...

2009-08-10 17:04:31

Mothers tend to parent as their mothers did but fathers don't seem to use their moms as parental role models, U.S. researchers said. Ohio State University researchers tracked parents in the 1990s on how often parents spanked, read to and showed affection to their children. They compared the results to how the parents were treated by their own mothers. Study co-author Jonathan Vespa, a doctoral student in sociology at Ohio State University, said the researchers used data from the National...