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Were You A Bad Child? Are You Dumb Now?

Hits: 10361 | Rating: (1.9) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: LazyMe484
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leahers
Female, 18-29, Canada
 130 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:05:08 PM
this is a load of crap
i totally agree with linkenberger

Linkenberger
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1166 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 5:50:37 PM
Well, who knows, unspanked kids might have a higher IQ, but generally speaking, spanked kids are more mature, get better grades, get into less trouble and have more respect for authority.

Your call, IAB.


hatti369
Female, 18-29, Western US
 88 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:54:54 AM
I think this study is ridiculous and obviously not valid. My brother and some of my best friends were spanked as kids and they have higher IQ's than anyone I know. They are in the highest math and science classes there are in college. On the other hand I know plenty of people who weren't spanked and they are some of the dumbest kids I know.

IkeRay
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2724 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:06:47 AM
> Jilana
> most psychologists don't see IQ as a reliable measure of intelligence anymore

so, are they planning on renaming it from "intelligence quotient" to "random test we now give"? next you're going to tell me Rorschach test are a better test of intelligence not just emotional state...


pierceb3
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 1 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:57:42 AM
What a load of hooey. Spanked when I deserved it and am a now member of MENSA with two doctorate degrees

GRadde
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:55:40 AM
Never been spanked, but socially semi-incompetent. ^^ Where does that put me?

Thorna_Kate
Female, 18-29, Europe
 236 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:45:25 AM
I was violently beaten and abused as a child... And now I am doing an arts degree. I say the article was right! LOL.

Spambot3000
Male, 18-29, Europe
 528 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:36:29 AM
Ai waz spankkd as a yong bhoy annd ai aint dumm

dreddloxx
Male, 70 & Over, Europe
 271 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 5:10:35 AM
Mi muvver uzed too beet mi awl da tiim,boot it neva ghot in da way off mi jobe ass a brian sturgeon...

bloostarfish
Female, 18-29, Asia
 327 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 5:06:34 AM
We were spanked by our parents when we did something horribly stupid (we were warned beforehand, btw, that if we continuously did that, we'd be taught a lesson). It's a case to case basis really. Some parents would just spank their kids without a valid reason or frustration. In some instances this, I believe, lowers a child's morale, social skills, etc.

BunnyNaku
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 5245 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 3:54:28 AM
:P

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 1:10:12 AM
> Jilana
> most psychologists don't see IQ as a reliable measure of intelligence anymore

Scored low did we?


Jilana
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 252 Posts
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:21:21 AM
I like how everyone who got spanked suddenly want to chime in with their IQ level.
For one thing, most psychologists don't see IQ as a reliable measure of intelligence anymore.
More importantly, if we want to whine about the validity of this study, why do you think you, as an uncontrolled, isolated incident, provide any evidence against the theory? Science laughs in your face.

Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:45:55 PM
> snargh
> I can't change the fact im a moron

It takes a brave mad to say that. Stupid, but brave. Brings a tear to my eye.


Lionhart2
Male, 40-49, Australia
 8285 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:44:21 PM
Yes I was. No it's not.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14782 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:15:40 PM
I'm calling bullpoo. There are WAY to many confounding variables here. I would wager that these "researchers" are a bunch of anti-spanking advocates, and SHAZAM! their "study" found exactly what they were looking for.

CptWolf
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:45:17 PM
I was spanked occasionally when I was younger, yet my IQ is 144. I'm calling BS on their study. Unless of course my IQ could have been even higher. I was always told why I was being spanked though. I understood that I had done something wrong and why it was wrong. So I guess in that way, my experience is different from others. Seems more to me that it's not the act of spanking that's causing the lower IQs, it's the lack of communication.

snargh
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 26 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:40:16 PM
im pretty stupid, i dont even remember how often i got spanked. i did horriblely academically all up until college, and then i dunno i somehow find myself working towards a phd in physics. my IQ is like 66, i dont try very hard neithers but still do fine...everything "even kittens" are bullpoo just do what makes you happy and stop comparing proverbial dick sizes. I can't change the fact im a moron, its genes or whatever. Some of you are dumb too, but some of you are smart its as arbitrary as height. Yet even some short people play in the NBA and are valued for more than their verticalness. man tht took way to much of my little brain to figure al that out nonethless type words....

Hylian4Hire
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 343 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:35:13 PM
If you get spanked enough, you will get smarter. After I finished reading Sun Tsu's "Art of War" as a kid I hid all my father's police-issue belts and paddles and cataloged his physical weaknesses. My father is now somewhat afraid of me.
Beatings don't make stupid kids. They make interesting family dinners 15 years later.

hwkiller
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 495 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:12:18 PM
Oh, also, if anything, I doubt it would be related to IQ.

One possible intervening variable would be the self-efficacy factor.
If you spank a kid, they may feel like they can't do anything right.
Then, of course, they don't do well on a test.

But I'm going with stupid kids do stupid things.


britt566
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2315 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:05:22 PM
I only got spanked a few times.

One of them was when I was about to put a car key into electrical outlet. I was like 1 or 2 years old though.


hwkiller
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 495 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:58:58 PM
Maybe stupid kids do stupid things, and thus get spanked.

Just a thought.


keith2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2577 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:27:34 PM
i got my ass WHUPPED, i mean belts shoes big wooden spoons switches whatever you name it i got my ass beat with it... but i am DEFINATELY not dumb because of it. Dumb people didn't just design and simulate a simple (but working!) 8-bit CPU from scratch last week. Take that made up article writer.

IkeRay
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2724 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 6:36:11 PM
spanking does not make you dumber...

my household was very much like malcolm in the middle, chaotic most of the time, lots of mom yelling, but unlike TV, we were spanked quite often and with a variety of items. I personally got the spatula more than once (always broke on us), vacuum cord (now THAT hurts), dog chain leash, and of course the belt and bare hands. I have not lost my intelligence neither have my 7 siblings...

cheeseman is spot on, its a correlation not a causation. in general, stupid kids don't get recognized for school work, so they act out in a bad way and get spanked (punished). they didn't LOSE IQ, they just never had it. smart kids do well in school and thus don't act out for attention (generally) and thus don't get punished as often. my case, I had 7 siblings, so we acted out for attention because we weren't getting any since we all did exceptional in school, if that makes sense.


lockedup
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 298 Posts
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 6:24:29 PM
I was spanked and I'm about to get a bachelor's in Mathematics...

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