Psychology & Psychiatry

Physical abuse and punishment impact children's academic performance

A Penn State researcher and her collaborator found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children's cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced ...

Pediatrics

Fewer American parents are spanking their kids

(HealthDay)—Spanking and hitting children to discipline them has been on the decline among U.S. parents—rich and poor alike—since 1988, a new study finds.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Embattled childhoods may be the real trauma for soldiers with PTSD

New research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers challenges popular assumptions about the origins and trajectory of PTSD, providing evidence that traumatic experiences in childhood - not combat - may predict ...

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