Coercion and Punishment in Long-Term Perspectives by Joan McCord

By Joan McCord

In a global during which young ones convey degrees of violence which are strikingly unchildlike, the query of the way to rear young ones takes on an immediacy for folks and psychologists. one of the matters taken care of listed here are no matter if actual punishment prevents extra outbreaks of violent habit or if there are methods of influencing young ones in order that punishment isn't beneficial. Drawing upon wealthy, longitudinal facts, the individuals to this quantity research the advantages and prices of coercion and punishment, contemplating such matters as psychological future health, delinquent and legal habit, substance abuse, and matters concerning size and prediction. they appear at coercion between friends, competitive habit in girls and boys, varied parenting types and results of domestic context. the quantity attracts jointly proof approximately coercion and punishment that experience seemed in disparate literatures, and it increases questions on effortless assumptions relating to them.

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The order in which children completed the task and whether they did so with their own or the unfamiliar mother first was counterbalanced. Maternal responsiveness to own and unfamiliar child A complete report of the results of this study can be found in Dumas and LaFreniere (1993). We focus here only on those results of direct relevance to supportive and coercive processes. 3- Mothers of competent children responded in a coherent fashion across conditions. Matching their behavior to the immediately preceding child behavior, they responded to child positive behavior, positive affect, or compliance with positive behavior or affect of their own.

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18 J. E. DUMAS AND P. J. LAFRENIERE conflict, clear differences emerge in the dyadic interactions of mothers and their competent children on the one hand, and of mothers and their anxious or aggressive children on the other. These differences were explored in greater detail in Study 2, which focused exclusively on control-compliance sequences in the three groups. Study 2 Observational measures Study 2 made use of the same data set as Study 1 but derived different measures from the observations of mother—child interactions.

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