Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 month ago

Why would a child who was physically disciplined have a lower iq than one who wasn't? ?

6 Answers

  • 4 days ago

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  • Ralph
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Don't confuse causation vs. correlation. Maybe a child with a lower IQ is more prone to acting out or not following directions, therefore more likely to be physically disciplined.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Physical "discipline" or spankings would not affect a child's IQ. You're pretty much born with a set amount of brain capacity and IQ doesn't substantially change unless there's a brain injury.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It’s like how sexual abuse can cause homosexuality 

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  • angie
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    My opinion only, I am not a professional...important brain development may have been hindered as result of the bodies response to fear, pain or panic. I think a child can perceive a parents reaction with very high intensity, magnifying their bodies response to what may seem minor to an adult. I say this as though we are discussing abuse level physical discipline in younger children.

  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because they hit him over the head I guess .

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