Cortney Huber

Research paper

Cortney Huber
Jane Blakelock
Eng2100
February 1, 2016

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Cortney Huber

Research paper

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International Business, T. (October 21, 2013). Spanking Makes Children Behave Badly Later:
Study. International Business Times.
What interests me about the article is the generalization that there is only one side to this
story, that children behave badly later in life if spanked. Also, I am glad I found an article
that is one sided because I am trying to find extreme articles that are for and against it
while also finding some that meet in the middle so I cover all the bases with research and
this article helps do that. Some of the evidence included to support the main argument
was children spanked at the age of 5 or older were prone to be more aggressive in school.
Also, if spanked children are more likely to have metal or personality disorders, cancer,
arthritis and obesity. The audience for this article is set to be aimed at fathers and mothers
of newly born children or with children under the age of 5. The child will gain the most
and his/ hers interests are the only ones addressed in this particular article and the needs
and evidence are met.
Straus, M. A., & Stewart, J. H. (1999). Corporal punishment by American parents: national data
on prevalence, chronicity, severity, and duration, in relation to child and family
characteristics. Clinical Child And Family Psychology Review, 55-70.
What interested me in this article was how detailed it was in all of the charts and research
used. I liked that it had a list of the top 6 types of corporal punishment being used in
specifics instead of just generalizing spanking. Also it has a list of 7 independent
variables being tested to see if certain categories use corporal punishment more than
others. Finally, they included chronicity, severity and duration which I find extremely
important when looking into a topic that involves hands on punishment. Some of the
evidence I found important that they included was charts comparing all of the different
data against each other so you don’t just see one factor you see all of the ones included.
Another piece of evidence was how they split those age groups up based on their ability
to learn certain things in their adolescent years. Their audience in this article is all
children 17 and under, all parents married or single, all socioeconomic classes, all ethnics
groups and many different regions in the United States. The child and parent gain the
most and have interests that are addressed along with many needs that are met.
Perron, J. L., Lee, C. M., LaRoche, K. J., Chan, K., Ateah, C., & Clément, M. (2014). Child and
Parent Characteristics Associated With Canadian Parents’ Reports of
Spanking. Canadian Journal Of Community Mental Health, 31-45.
What I liked most about this article is the fact it is backing up the other
articles that I have found yet still adds new information about my topic. It
goes into more depth about some key aspects I do already know as well. The
evidence that is included to support the main argument are studies with real
families and people, surveys, demographic tests and research not only in the
United states but also Europe and Canada. This article is specifically not on
one side or the other it is just to inform both sides about the topic of corporal
punishment for children specifically spanking. It helps both parties with hard
evidence and data about how each demographic is a different reason and
why this occurs.

Cortney Huber

Research paper

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Gershoff, E. T. (2013). Spanking and Child Development: We Know Enough Now to Stop
Hitting Our Children. Child Development Perspectives, 7(3), 133-137.
While reading this article it caught my attention because I did not have an
article like it yet which is the side of my topic that is against corporal
punishment for children specifically spanking. They made some key points
that I didn’t think about while looking at the articles that were for and had no
side about my topic. The evidence that they used was much like the other
articles, surveys, participants, demographics and other research. One key
aspect they used though that the other articles didn’t was about using
violence to prevent violence. It doesn’t work that way. The audience is
anyone who has or is using corporal punishment including spanking. Either
side of this topic will gain something from it. The only need that is not met is
the fact it is bias on the side that you should not use this type of punishment
on children.

MacKenzie, M. m., Nicklas, E., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Waldfogel, J. (2015). Spanking and
Children's Externalizing Behavior Across the First Decade of Life: Evidence for
Transactional Processes. Journal Of Youth & Adolescence, 44(3), 658-669.
What I enjoy about most of the articles I have found on my topic are the use of charts and
comparison to more than one variable and my topic. Charts have made reading the many
paragraphs easier to understand and grasp more firmly what point they are trying to get
across. The use of many variables makes my topic less bias to one particular variable and
helps show more than one side to my argument which is ideal. Evidence found to support
my topic was more charts from different populations and new variables that they thought
were important to include. The charts are more specifically from the United States as
were my other charts include other countries. Some new variables found in this article
were low birth weight and material cognitive ability. Just like most of my articles the
audience is anyone looking to go against corporal punishment to children 10 years and
younger.
Frechette, S., Zoratti, M., & Romano, E. (2015). What Is the Link Between Corporal Punishment
and Child Physical Abuse?. Journal Of Family Violence, 30(2), 135-148
I think when you are writing a research paper on a topic that is very controversial it is
important to look at all aspects of your topic. That’s why I picked the article regarding
corporal punishment and child abuse because some might think they are the same thing.
This article does a great job of telling the difference between the two and also many
examples of why. It supports my paper in many ways by talking about when it’s okay and
not okay to use corporal punishment on children. Also, when it is taken too far and the
effects it has in children. I believe the audience is narrowed toward people who don’t
understand or completely grasp the word and idea of corporal punishment. They just
assume it means child physical abuse. The needs are met for these people and the article
also using great graphs and charts to explain the effects of the two on children.