Validating the Voodoo Doll Task as a Proxy for Aggressive Parenting Behavior.

OBJECTIVE Six studies (N = 1,081 general population parents) assessed the validity of the Voodoo Doll Task (VDT) as a proxy for aggressive parenting behaviors. METHODS Participants were given an opportunity to symbolically inflict harm by choosing to stick "pins" into a doll representing their child. RESULTS Individual differences in parents' trait… CONTINUE READING