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Naughty or nice? A retrospective review of global child behavior | Abstract
International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology

International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology
Open Access

ISSN: 2469-9837

+1-504-608-2390

Abstract

Naughty or nice? A retrospective review of global child behavior

Mattan Schlomi, Kris Kringle, Buddy D. Elf

A debate in child psychology, both academic and among parents, is on the ideal ratio of punishment on reward, and whether or not child development into a fully-functional and well-adjusted adult depends more on using negative reinforcement to correct bad behavior or positive reinforcement to reward good behavior. Retrospective reviews using large datasets had not yet been done, with most data involving small sample sizes. Methods In the largest study of child behavior to date, the ratio of time when awake spent engaging in “nice” or “naughty” behavior is correlated to various dimensions of the life of a child. Results.

Published Date: 2021-09-18;

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