Coercion and Punishment in Long-Term Perspectives (Paperback)
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Coercion and Punishment in Long-Term Perspectives (Paperback)

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Paperback 412 Pages / Published: 28/09/1998
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Children must learn to act appropriately, in ways that differ from society to society and from context to context. The question of how best to socialize children so that they can function successfully has fascinated educators and psychologists for centuries. In a world in which children exhibit levels of violence that are strikingly un-childlike, the question of how to bring children up takes on an immediacy for parents and psychologists. Does physical punishment prevent further outbreaks of violent behaviour? Are there ways of influencing children so that punishment will not be necessary? Drawing upon rich, longitudinal data, the contributors to this volume examine the benefits and costs of coercion and punishment, considering such issues as mental health, antisocial and criminal behaviour, substance abuse, and issues related to measurement and prediction. They look at coercion among peers, aggressive behavior in boys and girls, different parenting styles and effects of home context. The volume draws together evidence about coercion and punishment that have appeared in disparate literatures, and it raises questions about easy assumptions regarding them. It will be a useful tool for psychologists, criminologists, social workers, child-care workers, and educators.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521645676
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


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"McCord has compiled a collection of 20 chpaters written by highly respected researchers from the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and northern Europe...McCord provides a comprehensive overview of the study of coercion. Each chapter describes a clearly presented empirical study...this book could be used in an upper-division undergraduate or graduate course, either in its entirety, or as individual chapters." Lorinda B. Camparo, Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography
"This book is a must for graduate students and professors engaged in research on the correlates of coercion and punishment. It reports findings that are more detailed and with more rough edges than those typically permitted in professional journals, but for this very reason they are particularly valuable. The methodological rigor, the variety of disciplines represented, the originality of the research, and the importance of the findings, are among the many reasons why this book is a valuable addition to the field." Child Development Abstracts

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