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Coercion and Punishment in Long-Term Perspectives - Joan McCord

Coercion and Punishment in Long-Term Perspectives

By: Joan McCord (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th February 1995
ISBN: 9780521450690
Number Of Pages: 410

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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 is a large and crucial question that 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 behavior? 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 behavior, 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. Coercion and Punishment in Long-term Perspectives will be a useful tool for psychologists, criminologists, social workers, child-care workers, and educators.

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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

List of contributors
Introduction: coercion and punishment in the fabric of social relations
Mental Health, Coercion and Punishment
Relationships as context: supportive and coercive interactions in competent, aggressive and anxious mother-child dyads
Parental hostility, childhood behaviour and adult social functioning Barbara Maughan
Corporal punishment of children and adult depression and suicidal ideation
Family Socialization Practices and Antisocial Behaviour
Coercion as a basis for early age of onset for arrest
Disentangling mother-child effects in the development of antisocial behaviour
Family and child factors in stability and change in children's aggressiveness in elementary school
Kindergarten behavioural patterns, parental practices and early adolescent antisocial behaviour
The reciprocal influence of punishment and child behaviour disorder
The development of coercive family processes: the interaction between aversive toddler behaviour and parenting factors
Aggression and Coercion in the Schools
The impact of peer relationships on aggression in childhood: inhibition through coercion or promotion through peer support
Classroom seating and juvenile delinquency Pierre Charlebois
Social skills training and aggression in the peer group
Early adolescent social influences on delinquent behavior
Deviance, Crime and Discipline
The long-term effect of punitive discipline
Parental monitoring and peer influences on adolescent substance use
The relative importance of internal and external direct constraints in the explanation of late adolescent delinquency and adult criminality
Negative social sanctions and deviant behaviour: a conditional relationship
Corporal punishment in everyday life: an intergenerational perspective
Coercive family process and delinquency: some methodological considerations Jacqueline
Sex roles as coercion
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521450690
ISBN-10: 0521450691
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 24th February 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.13  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.68

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