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The Resource The primordial violence : spanking children, psychological development, violence, and crime, Murray A. Straus, University of New Hampshire, Emily M. Douglas, Bridgewater State University, Rose Anne Medeiros, Rice University

The primordial violence : spanking children, psychological development, violence, and crime, Murray A. Straus, University of New Hampshire, Emily M. Douglas, Bridgewater State University, Rose Anne Medeiros, Rice University

Label
The primordial violence : spanking children, psychological development, violence, and crime
Title
The primordial violence
Title remainder
spanking children, psychological development, violence, and crime
Statement of responsibility
Murray A. Straus, University of New Hampshire, Emily M. Douglas, Bridgewater State University, Rose Anne Medeiros, Rice University
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do parents hit those they love? What effect does it have on children? What can be done to end this pattern? These are some of the questions explored in The Primordial Violence. Featuring longitudinal data from over 7,000 U.S. families as well as results from a 32 nation study, the book presents the latest research on the extent to which spanking is used in different cultures and the subsequent effects of its use on children and on society. Evidence that shows the relationship between spanking and the subsequent slowing of cognitive development and increase in antisocial and criminal behavior is shown. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are explored in an accessible fashion. An abundance of high quality research has produced findings that are highly consistent from study to study which show that spanking is a risk factor for aggressive behavior and other social and psychological problems. Because of these findings, the authors argue for policy changes and recommend a drastic reduction in the use of spanking. Policy and practical implications are explored in most chapters. The Primordial Violence highlights: the benefits of avoiding spanking such as the development of better interpersonal skills and higher academic achievement; the link between spanking and behavioral problems and crime; and the extent to which spanking is declining and why despite the unusually high level of agreement between numerous studies which found harmful effects from spanking, most parents continue to spank."--Publisher's description
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1926-
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Straus, Murray A.
Dewey number
362.7/874
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
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  • Douglas, Emily M.
  • Medeiros, Rose Anne,
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  • Violence
  • Corporal punishment of children
  • Child rearing
  • Child abuse
Label
The primordial violence : spanking children, psychological development, violence, and crime, Murray A. Straus, University of New Hampshire, Emily M. Douglas, Bridgewater State University, Rose Anne Medeiros, Rice University
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prevalence and social causes of spanking -- The social and scientific context of research on spanking -- Corporal punishment in the United States -- Spanking in world perspective -- There was an old woman who lived in a shoe -- Approval of violence and spanking children -- Spanking and child behavior problems -- The boomerang effect of spanking -- Impulsive spanking, never spanking and child well-being -- The child-to-mother bond and delinquency -- Spanking and risky sex -- Spanking and human capital -- Mental ability -- College graduation -- Spanking and crime -- What explains the link between spanking and assaulting a partner? -- Assault and injury of dating partners by university students in 32 nations -- Cultural context & the relation of spanking to crime -- Spanking high risk children and adult crime -- Sexual coercion and sexual assault -- Social trends in spanking -- The decline in approval of spanking -- Why everyone spanks toddlers and what to do about it -- Implications for crime and violence in society -- Obstacles to accepting the evidence -- A world without spanking -- References -- Appendix
Control code
ocn861692043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 425 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136671449
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861692043
Label
The primordial violence : spanking children, psychological development, violence, and crime, Murray A. Straus, University of New Hampshire, Emily M. Douglas, Bridgewater State University, Rose Anne Medeiros, Rice University
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Prevalence and social causes of spanking -- The social and scientific context of research on spanking -- Corporal punishment in the United States -- Spanking in world perspective -- There was an old woman who lived in a shoe -- Approval of violence and spanking children -- Spanking and child behavior problems -- The boomerang effect of spanking -- Impulsive spanking, never spanking and child well-being -- The child-to-mother bond and delinquency -- Spanking and risky sex -- Spanking and human capital -- Mental ability -- College graduation -- Spanking and crime -- What explains the link between spanking and assaulting a partner? -- Assault and injury of dating partners by university students in 32 nations -- Cultural context & the relation of spanking to crime -- Spanking high risk children and adult crime -- Sexual coercion and sexual assault -- Social trends in spanking -- The decline in approval of spanking -- Why everyone spanks toddlers and what to do about it -- Implications for crime and violence in society -- Obstacles to accepting the evidence -- A world without spanking -- References -- Appendix
Control code
ocn861692043
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxix, 425 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136671449
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861692043

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