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Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective$
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Michael Donnelly and Murray Straus

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300085471

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300085471.001.0001

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Theoretical Approaches to Corporal Punishment

Theoretical Approaches to Corporal Punishment

(p.3) 1 Theoretical Approaches to Corporal Punishment
Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

Murray A. Straus

Michael Donnelly

Yale University Press

The goal of this book is to stimulate further research by psychologists, sociologists, and other social scientists concerned with child development and parent behavior. Given the recent and growing concern with corporal punishment, the book appears at an opportune moment, when it might be the catalyst for more systematic and coherent research. Chapters define corporal punishment from the perspective of a particular theory, identify those aspects of corporal punishment that the theory is most adequate to explain, and relate the theory at hand to other theories. Many of the chapters also review empirical research on corporal punishment informed by the given theories, explore methodological issues, and suggest avenues for further research.

Keywords:   psychologists, sociologists, social scientists, child development, parent behavior, corporal punishment

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