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Straus, Murray A. (Murray Arnold) 1926-

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Works: 138 works in 412 publications in 3 languages and 16,136 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts  Case studies  Reference works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: HQ809.3.U5, 362.82
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Most widely held works about Murray A Straus
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Most widely held works by Murray A Straus
Behind closed doors : violence in the American family by Murray A Straus( Book )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews and research describing the physical domestic violence to children and spouses in American families
Beating the devil out of them : corporal punishment in American families by Murray A Straus( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of whether corporal punishment is an effective method of discipline has been hotly debated by parents, teachers, and child-rearing experts. Based on studies of over 9,000 families, this book describes the extent to which parents in the United States use corporal punishment (such as spanking and slapping) and its effects on their children. Distinguishing corporal punishment from child abuse as physical punishment not intended to cause injury, the book contends that this believed to be "minor" form of physical violence is the precursor to much of the violence exhibited in today's world, and that children who are spanked learn quickly that love and violence can go hand in hand and that hitting is morally right. The book explores two decades of research--including cultural, gender, and socioeconomic factors--indicating that children who are spanked regularly are from two to six times more likely to be physically aggressive, to become juvenile delinquents, and later as adults, to use physical violence against their spouses, exhibit sadomasochistic tendencies, and to suffer from depression. The chapters of the book are: (1) "[Spanking] The Conspiracy of Silence"; (2) "Everyone Does It, But Less Now"; (3) "Hitting Adolescents"; (4) "Who Spanks the Most?"; (5) "Depression and Suicide"; (6) "Physical Abuse"; (7) "Violence and Crime"; (8) "The Fusion of Sex and Violence"; (9) "Alienation and Reduced Income"; (10) "Ten Myths that Perpetuate Corporal Punishment"; (11) "Social Evolution and Corporal Punishment. Four appendices include a theoretical model of causes and effects of corporal punishment, and books on child abuse searched for discussions of corporal punishment. Contains 200 references. (Hth)
Intimate violence by Richard J Gelles( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence in the family by Suzanne K Steinmetz( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four theories of rape in American society : a state-level analysis by Larry Baron( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family measurement techniques; abstracts of published instruments, 1935-1965 by Murray A Straus( Book )

33 editions published between 1926 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

319 family measurement techniques described in sociological and psychological literature. Arranged alphabetically by authors. Each entry includes author, test name, variables, test sample item, evidence of validity, sample size, sampling method, sample characteristics, reliability, length, norms, availability, and references. Test title, author, and subject indexes
Physical violence in American families : risk factors and adaptations to violence in 8,145 families by Murray A Straus( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of family measurement techniques by John Touliatos( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social stress in the United States : links to regional patterns in crime and illness by Arnold S Linsky( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Social causes of husband-wife violence( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primordial violence : spanking children, psychological development, violence, and crime by Murray A Straus( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do parents hit those they love? What effect does it have on children? What can be done to end this pattern? These are some of the questions explored in The Primordial Violence. Featuring longitudinal data from over 7,000 U.S. families as well as results from a 32 nation study, the book presents the latest research on the extent to which spanking is used in different cultures and the subsequent effects of its use on children and on society. Evidence that shows the relationship between spanking and the subsequent slowing of cognitive development and increase in antisocial and criminal behavior is shown. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are explored in an accessible fashion. An abundance of high quality research has produced findings that are highly consistent from study to study which show that spanking is a risk factor for aggressive behavior and other social and psychological problems. Because of these findings, the authors argue for policy changes and recommend a drastic reduction in the use of spanking. Policy and practical implications are explored in most chapters. The Primordial Violence highlights: the benefits of avoiding spanking such as the development of better interpersonal skills and higher academic achievement; the link between spanking and behavioral problems and crime; and the extent to which spanking is declining and why despite the unusually high level of agreement between numerous studies which found harmful effects from spanking, most parents continue to spank."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Stress, culture, & aggression by Arnold S Linsky( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological analysis; an empirical approach through replication by Murray A Straus( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporal punishment of children in theoretical perspective( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, social theorist Michael Donnelly and family violence expert Murray A. Straus tap the expertise of social science scholars and researchers who address issues of corporal punishment, a subject that is now characterized as a key issue in child welfare." "The contributors discuss corporal punishment, its use, causes, and consequences, drawing on a wide array of comparative, psychological, and sociological theories. Together, they clarify the analytical issues and lay a strong foundation for future research and interdisciplinary collaboration."--Jacket
Handbook of family measurement techniques by John Touliatos( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime and the family by Alan Jay Lincoln( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family analysis; readings and replication of selected studies by Murray A Straus( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding partner violence : prevalence, causes, consequences, and solutions( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical Violence in American Families, 1976 by Murray A Straus( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For this study, a nationwide sample of 960 males and 1,183 females were interviewed to examine methods of conflict resolution within the family. Information was gathered regarding the following areas: resolution of conflicts between spouses and between parents and children, including detailed information on the development of conflicts resulting in violence, resolution of conflicts in the respondent's childhood family, family power structure, marital closeness and stability, personality, and stress factors
Physical Violence in American Families, 1985 by Richard J Gelles( )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data were collected in this follow-up survey to compare estimates of the incidence of intrafamily physical violence with estimates obtained in an earlier survey, PHYSICAL VIOLENCE IN AMERICAN FAMILIES, 1976 (ICPSR 7733). The main component of this survey design was a national cross-sectional survey of adults in the United States who either (1) were currently married or living together, (2) were single parents with children under 18 in the household, or (3) had been married or had lived with a partner of the opposite sex within the past two years. Approximately two-thirds of American households met one of these three requirements at the time of the survey. Another objective of the survey was to generate comparisons of the incidence of intrafamily physical violence by race and ethnicity. Variables in this data collection include number of couples, single parents, and children in the household, respondent's race, ethnicity, sex, age, and marital status, number of persons in the household previously married, years lived in the community, and employment/occupation information ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09211
 
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Beating the devil out of them : corporal punishment in American families
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Murray A. Straus Amerikaans socioloog (1926-2016)

Murray Arnold Straus

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Beating the devil out of them : corporal punishment in American familiesPhysical violence in American families : risk factors and adaptations to violence in 8,145 familiesHandbook of family measurement techniquesSocial stress in the United States : links to regional patterns in crime and illnessStress, culture, & aggressionCorporal punishment of children in theoretical perspectiveHandbook of family measurement techniques