Thursday, June 21, 2018

IQ and Corporal Punishment (CP)

There is an ongoing debate about the pros and cons of corporal punishment in raising children and adolescents. Researchers have found a link between spanking and IQ levels:
·                     Children who were spanked in childhood have lower IQs
·                     The more children were spanked, the slower the development of their mental ability and the lower their IQ level
·                     Countries in which spanking children was more common saw stronger links between corporal punishment and IQ
·                     The IQ of children 2–4 years old who were not spanked was 5 points higher when tested four years later than those who were spanked.
·                     Corporal punishment experienced into the teenage years may hamper brain development even more.
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