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ERIC Number: ED123538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
If You Don't Stop Hitting Your Sister, I'm Going to Beat Your Brains In!
Bordin-Sandler, Suzanne
This paper discusses punishment as a means of modifying children's behavior, and related several attempts to train parents and child care workers in effective use of pubishment. The author first notes the distinction between punishment and corporal punishment. She views the latter as both unnecessary and harmful since it teaches the child to be an aggressor. Some of the acceptable forms of punishment described are negative practice, overcorrection, loss of privileges, extinction and time-out. The parent training program is based on the realization that corporal punishment is often the result of parental frustration; thus, it is only raised as an issue when the parents have been taught and can successfully use other techniques in modifying their child's behaviors. In the program with child care personnel, the issue of corporal punishment is raised earlier since that program is shorter and less experiential. Such training programs are important and could usefully be provided by children's centers. (NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 2, 1975); hard copy not available due to marginal legibility of original document