Study: Spanking lowers IQ, fosters aggression, depression


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  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    March 8, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    USS Enterprise, UT

    Although it is not scientific; what I know; is that I have never spanked any of my children; and all three of them are honor students in the top of their class.
    Testing places them in the top 1% of the country.
    They were disciplined; I just never saw the need to assault a child.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    March 6, 2012 11:14 p.m.

    Study: Accountability to standardized tests lowers IQ, fosters aggression, depression.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    March 6, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Here is the problem with the study. There is no control group, and they are relying on people who are different to have the same attributes.

    How do they know that spanking redues IQ. Maybe children with lower IQ misbehave more often. It seems that this study has a very questionable methodology used to determine the results. I would not be suprised if the researchers already had their conclusion written, then fit the data to meet their desired results.