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Unformatted text preview: experiments. Jim: Bam! Bam! Narrator: By hitting a child, you may on the surface appear to be inhibiting his aggression and causing him anxiety, but at the same time, youre also providing him a physically aggressive model. Youre giving a double message to the child. Jim: Pow! Pow! Pow! Child: Bam! Bam! Jim: Whack! Child: Whack! Jim: Pow! Child: Pow! Narrator: If a child hits another, and the parent punishes him by hitting him, the parent is teaching him to retaliate, to redress the injury by hurting someone else. One of the best predictors of aggression in children is a history of physical punishment. PSY/201...
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