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The Usage of Corporal Punishment amongst American Families

The Usage of Corporal Punishment amongst American Families

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Assignment #2
The Usage of Corporal Punishment amongst American Families
 Samuel R. Morris SOWK 300 
Tuskegee University
 September 6, 2010Running Head: Corporal Punishment amongst Families 1
Article 1 Flynn, C. (1999). Exploring the Link between Corporal Punishment and Children'sCruelty to Animals.
 Journal of Marriage and Family, 61
(4), 971-981. Retrieved from http:// www.jstor.org/stable/354017
This is a very interesting article that explores the effects of corporal punishmentin a new way. The author is trying to investigate whether there is a direct effect betweenchildren abusing animals and corporal punishment. Moreover, the article will seek to findout if children who do abuse animals are abused by their fathers. The data presented in thisarticle in very interesting and holds a strong argument for not using corporal punishment.
Article 2 Giles-Sims, J., Straus, M., & Sugarman, D. (1995). Child, Maternal, and FamilyCharacteristics Associated with Spanking.
 Family Relations, 44
(2), 170-176. Retrieved fromhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/584804
: This article is very different from because it is looking at the characteristics that areassociated with spankings and corporal punishments. The article is looking mainly at mothersand how they disciple their children. Moreover, it will examine the behaviors of children whoget spankings from their mothers and see if there is a pattern between ethnic groups in regards tospankings. I enjoyed reading this article!
Article 3
Rohner, R., Bourque, S., & Elordi, C. (1996). Children's Perceptions of CorporalPunishment, Caretaker Acceptance, and Psychological Adjustment in a Poor, BiracialSouthern Community.
 Journal of Marriage and Family, 58
(4), 842-852. Retrieved fromhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/353974
: This article will examine the relationship between justness and corporalpunishment. Moreover, the authors are trying to see if the harshness of corporal punishmentcan affect the development of children. The data used in this article is a sample of bothblack and white children, grades 3-12. The authors will use this data to determine if thereis a relationship between corporal punishment and a child’s pyschological development.
Article 4
Straus, M., & Yodanis, C. (1996). Corporal Punishment in Adolescence and Physical
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