Spanking

Spanking - Spanking o Defined as hitting a child with an...

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Spanking o Defined as hitting a child with an open hand on the buttocks or extremities with the intent to discipline without leaving a bruise or causing physical harm o Distinguished from physical abuse, which would encompass corporal punishment that is harsh and excessive, involves the use of objects, is directed to parts of the body other than the extremities, and causes or has the potential to cause physical harm o Complex issue o Corporal punishment to discipline children has been banned in many countries o Spanking remains prevalent in the US 74 % of parents of children <17 use spanking 945 of parents of 3-4 year olds use spanking o Views on spanking Pro-corporal punishment Spare the rod and spoil the child Anti-corporal punishment Violence begets violence Conditional corporal punishment Effects of spanking are not necessarily positive or negative: depends on circumstances o Research findings Positive associations: immediate compliance
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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