The more often children are spanked, the more likely they are to continue to defy their parents in the short term, and to exhibit anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems, and cognitive difficulties in the long term.
This week, a study of children’s behavior published in the journal Current Biology concludes that children who are raised by religious families are less compassionate than children who are raised in non-religious households. Specifically, children from Christian families were less likely to share with others
The journal Science has published a valuable summary of a scandal in the American Psychological Association that threatens to undo the organization’s reputation. While the presidential administration of George W. Bush pursued a policy of torturing people it had detained without conviction, a trial, or even charges,