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By Joan McCord

In a global within which young ones show degrees of violence which are strikingly unchildlike, the query of the way to rear little ones takes on an immediacy for folks and psychologists. one of the matters handled listed below are no matter if actual punishment prevents additional outbreaks of violent habit or if there are methods of influencing young children in order that punishment isn't invaluable. Drawing upon wealthy, longitudinal facts, the individuals to this quantity study the advantages and prices of coercion and punishment, contemplating such matters as psychological healthiness, delinquent and felony habit, substance abuse, and matters concerning size and prediction. they appear at coercion between friends, competitive habit in girls and boys, diversified parenting types and results of domestic context. the amount attracts jointly proof approximately coercion and punishment that experience seemed in disparate literatures, and it increases questions on effortless assumptions concerning them.

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New ZealandJournal of Psychology, 21, 3—13. Dumas, J. , & Wahler, R. G. (1983). Predictors of treatment outcome in parent training: Mother insularity and socioeconomic disadvantage. Behavioral Assessment, 5, 301-313. Dumas, J. , & Wahler, R. G. (1985). " Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 13, 1-17. Fantuzzo, J. W . , DePaola, L. , & Sutton, S. (1991). Effects of interparental violence on the psychological adjustment and competencies of young children. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 59, 258-265.

As others found (Patterson, 1982; Snyder, 1977), our data show that aggressive children generally have mothers who are likely to comply 30 J. E. DUMAS AND P. J. LAFRENIERE to many of their control attempts, irrespective of the positive or aversive nature of such attempts. However, the fact that competent children are also regularly successful in their attempts to control their mothers indicates that maternal compliance is not enough to account for the coercive behavior of aggressive children. , 1990), the results indicate that both maternal compliance and indiscriminate behavior play a role in the maintenance, if not in the development, of coercive behavior in aggressive children.

Behavioral Assessment, 11, 2 3 1 - 2 4 7 . Dumas, J. E. (1994). Conduct disorder. In R. J. ) (pp. 289-293). New York: Wiley Interscience. Dumas, J. , Blechman, E. , & Prinz, R. J. (1992). Helping families with aggressive children and adolescents change. In R. DeV. Peters, R. J. McMahon, & V. L. ), Aggression and violence throughout the life span (pp. 126-154). Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Dumas, J. , Gibson, J. A. (1990). Behavioral correlates of maternal depressive symptom- 32 J . E. DUMAS AND P. J .

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