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  • To spank or not to spank

    To spank or not to spank

    By Daniel Oppenheimer, College of Natural Sciences
    Published: March 22, 2011

    Human Ecology Professor Elizabeth Gershoff delves into the impact of spanking on children and why it’s an unacceptable means of discipline.

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      William H. said on Feb. 4, 2012 at 11:58 p.m.
      Everybody, whether you are pro or anti-spanking, needs to read the information Robert Lazelere, Ph.D. has compiled in his years of study. Some of his main thesis papers deal with the misinterpretation of findings, lack of factual evidence, and skewed results of so-called research on the subject of corporal punishment. He even mentions Elizabeth Gershoff in these findings. His work is well worth studying.
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      Billy said on Jan. 12, 2012 at 6:52 p.m.
      I thought this was called To spank or not to spank! Not why you shouldn't spank your kids! For the abuse side of it did you ever think that these parents have no self control?