Corporal Punishment of Children
This page provides links and references to research on corporal punishment of children in the home and critiques of the anti-spanking research. Some of these critiques can be used in statistics and research design courses to illustrate methodological flaws that can occur in psychological research. These studies also illustrate the importance of going to the original sources and not relying on the media or other secondary sources when studying an area of research. Advocacy groups often over generalize research data (“research proves. . .”) and/or ignore research studies which could provide a more balanced perspective on the issues. – Paul Poelstra, Ph.D.


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