Murray Straus, Ph.D.
Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire and a former president of the National Council on Family Relations. He is the author of Beating The Devil Out of Them: Corporal Punishment In American Families.

Family Research Laboratory
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824 603-862-2594

Phone: 603 862-2594   Fax: 603 862-1122

  1. Children who are spanked have lower IQs, new research finds Source: PHYSORG.COM, September 25, 2009

  2. Spanking Kids Increases Risk of Sexual Problems as Adults, New Research Shows, By Murray Straus, University of New Hampshire, February 28, 2008

  3. Spanking makes children violent, antisocial; Effect same regardless of parenting style, socioeconomic status, sex of child or ethnic background, Excerpt from the "American Medical Association News Update," August 13, 1997

  4. Corporal punishment by mothers and cognitive development of children: A longitudinal study, 199?

  5. Want smarter kids? Don't spank them, Reuters, August 3, 1998

  6. A Society Without Corporal Punishment, from Beating the Devil out of Them: Corporal Punishment in American Families, Lexington Books, 1994. (pp. 186-88)

  7. Una Sociedad Sin Castigo Corporal, Marcando el diablo fuera de ellos: Castigo corporal en familias Americanas, Lexington Reserva, 1.994 (pp 186-88). Traducción por Lorena Conzelmann

  8. Spanking teaches short-term lesson, but long-term violence, July 24, 1999

  9. Letter to the Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2000

  10. Demystifying the defenses of corporal punishment, March 20, 2001

  11. Comments on Baumrind's data August 27, 2001

  12. Study: Do not spank , August 15, 1997

  13. Is it time to ban corporal punishment of children?, © 1999 Canadian Medical Association, October 5, 1999; 161 (7)

  14. Two steps forward in the process of banning corporal punishment by parents

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