The limits of child effects: evidence for genetically mediated child effects on corporal punishment but not on physical maltreatment.

@article{Jaffee2004TheLO,
  title={The limits of child effects: evidence for genetically mediated child effects on corporal punishment but not on physical maltreatment.},
  author={Sara R. Jaffee and Avshalom Caspi and Terrie E Moffitt and M{\'o}nica Polo-Tom{\'a}s and Thomas S. Price and Alan Taylor},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1047-58}
}
Research on child effects has demonstrated that children's difficult and coercive behavior provokes harsh discipline from adults. Using a genetically sensitive design, the authors tested the limits of child effects on adult behavior that ranged from the normative (corporal punishment) to the nonnormative (physical maltreatment). The sample was a 1994-1995 nationally representative birth cohort of 1,116 twins and their families who participated in the Environmental Risk Longitudinal Study… CONTINUE READING
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