stage 5 - November 8, 2010 Evaluating a Claim About...

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November 8, 2010 Evaluating a Claim About Behavior: Stage 5 Long-Term effects of spanking are much more common than one might think. In an article titled “The Long-Term Effects of Spanking,” Alice Park, makes a claim that mothers and fathers who spank their children are more likely to increase the chances of their children acting out aggressively. Park sources Catherine Taylor, a community-health-sciences professor, about a study she conducted. Taylor creates control variables out of issues in mothers such as drug or alcohol abuse, etc. excluding those issues from the equation. This allows for true aggressive characteristics to stand out from the other characteristics. Later in the article, Park writes about a survey conducted on the spanking issue, the conclusion being that children who were recently spanked acted more aggressively than those who were not. The article then closes with the fact that spanking does not make a child understand the consequences of their behavior; it only
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course PSY 100 taught by Professor All during the Fall '08 term at Colorado State.

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stage 5 - November 8, 2010 Evaluating a Claim About...

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