Beating the Devil Out of them

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Transaction Publishers, 1994 - Child abuse - 297 pages
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i love this book. it really helped me with my 8 page essay on corporal punishment. But i kinda think it needs some more other information that an 8th grader will more understand. But thanks anyways for creating this wonderful book about corporal punishment.

Contents

The Conspiracy of Silence
3
What Is Corporal Punishment?
4
The Importance of Corporal Punishment
9
A Conspiracy of Silence
10
ChildRearing Advice Books
14
Plan of the Book
16
Everyone Does It But Less Now
19
Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment
20
SocioCultural Context
116
Conclusions
117
The Fusion of Sex and Violence
121
Lovemaps
124
Sexual Scripts and Other Influences
125
Masochistic Sex Among College Men and Women
126
Corporal Punishment and Masochistic Sex
130
Conclusions
134

How Much Corporal Punishment?
21
Corporal Punishment In Two Nationally Representative Samples
22
Trends
25
Differences Between Boys and Girls
29
Cultural Discontinuity in Corporal Punishment
31
Conclusions
32
Hitting Adolescents
35
Two Measures of Corporal Punishment
36
How Many Are Hit and How Often?
37
The Social Context of Hitting Adolescents
39
Conclusions
47
Who Spanks the Most?
49
Cultural Norms and Attitudes
51
The Age and Sex of the Child
54
Conclusions
61
THE PRICE OF VIRTUE
65
Depression and Suicide
67
Corporal Punishment and Depression
71
Corporal Punishment and Suicidal Thoughts
72
Summary
77
Why Does Corporal Punishment Produce Depression?
78
Physical Abuse
81
Another Conspiracy of Silence
82
The Research Evidence
83
Reasons for Ignoring Corporal Punishment
87
Theories that Might Explain the Link
90
Characteristics of Abusing Parents
91
Corporal Punishment and Physical Abuse
92
Conclusions
95
Violence and Crime
99
Corporal Punishment and Family Violence
101
Corporal Punishment and Street Crime
107
Corporal Punishment in Schools and Violence
110
Alienation and Reduced Income
137
Corporal Punishment and Achievement
140
Alienation
142
Conclusions
144
THE FUTURE
147
Ten Myths That Perpetuate Corporal Punishment
149
Spanking Is Needed as a Last Resort
152
One or Two Times Wont Cause Any Damage
155
If You Dont Spank Your Children Will Be Spoiled or Run Wild
157
Parents Spank Rarely or Only for Serious Problems
160
If Parents Dont Spank They will Verbally Abuse Their Child
161
Why Do These Myths Persist?
162
Social Evolution and Corporal Punishment
165
How Solid is the Evidence?
166
Corporal Punishment in Historical Perspective
174
A Moral Passage
175
Social Changes Underlying the Moral Passage
178
Lessons from the Swedish NoSpanking Law
184
Obstacles to Ending Corporal Punishment
186
A Society Without Corporal Punishment
190
The Benefits of Never Spanking New and More Definitive Evidence
193
The Chicken and Egg Problem with Previous Research on Corporal Punishment
194
Five New Landmark Studies
196
Is There a Backlash?
205
Most Parent Education Inadvertently Perpetuates Corporal Punishment
208
Benefits to Children and Society of Ending Corporal Punishment
212
A Theoretical Model
217
Samples and Measures of Corporal Punishment
227
Statistical Methods of Measures
245
Notes
283
References
287
Index
305
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