Resources & Publications
Early Exposure to TV Violence Predicts Aggression in Adulthood
This study draws on social-cognitive observational-learning theory, desensitization theory, and social comparison theory to examine the longitudinal relationship between early exposure to TV violence and adult aggressive behavior for both males and females.
Parent's Use of Physical Punishment Increases Violent Behavior Among Youth
In this study, researchers examined the relationship between young adolescents’ involvement in and attitudes toward violence, parental use of physical punishment, and parental expectations of violence use (both perceived and stated) among youth.
Working Group Report on Child Maltreatment Prevention in Community Health Centers
This APA report recommends strategies for preventing maltreatment and promoting positive parenting practices.
Domestic Violence, Emotion Coaching, and Child Adjustment
This study focused on determining if parents in domestically violent homes could effectively assist their children with emotion regulation, otherwise referred to as emotion coaching.
Current research estimates that approximately 1 to 2 million Americans, age 65 or older have been abused or neglected by the very people they entrust with their care and protection.