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All Things Considered
Mon January 6, 2014
Effects Of Spanking Kids Can Linger Into Adulthood, UNH Researcher Says
Dr. Murray Straus has studied the use of spanking and corporal punishment with children for decades, as a professor of sociology and founder and co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.
He compares the research on spanking to studies on cigarettes – people use it because it seems right at the time, but that’s because they can’t see the long-term dangers.
Dr. Straus is one of the authors of the new book The Primordial Violence: Spanking Children, Psychological Development, Violence, and Crime. He talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the research.