Week 5 paper Psy 101 - The idiom seeing is believing refers to the idea that only concrete or physical evidence is the only convincing factor This

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The idiom seeing is believing refers to the idea that only concrete or physical evidence is the only convincing factor. This belief goes against the idea of corporal punishment which refers to the use of physical force causing pain, but not wounds, as a means of discipline("Educate, don't punish," 2011). The key factors for and against this form of punishment is the old age argument that if you cannot see the wound then it must not be occurring. In cases as such, one must examine the factors that distinguish corporal punishment from physical abuse. The first of the two indicators includeintensity orthe extent to which injuries have resulted from the use of violence and intention or the extent to which the intention is to teach/discipline. After examining the factors, I see corporal punishment leading tochild abuse, with no proven scientific study that it helps rear a child in the right direction, and it has been proven that it leaves a lasting negative affect on the psychological psyche of children into adulthood. Corporal punishment only leads to batting or increase the chance of committing child abuse. Using corporal punishment as an instantaneous means of correction may inflict bodily injury which is now considered child abuse. There are no studies that show corporal punishment is effective in correcting misconduct, but ample amount of research show how it leads to an aggressive adulthood. Studies show that 36% of all women and 14% of all men in prison were physically punished as a child.( "Psychologists and spanking")
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  • Winter '14
  • Physical abuse, Corporal punishment in the home

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