Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Perceived parental acceptance−rejection mediates or moderates the relation between corporal punishment and psychological adjustment: Comment on Gershoff et al. (2018).

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Researchers and policymakers are engaged in an ongoing debate over the use of corporal punishment and how it potentially leads to short-term and long-term negative developmental consequences for children. In this comment on Gershoff et al. (2018), the authors provide evidence that children's perceptions of parental acceptanceâˆ'rejection often partially–or even fully–mediate or moderate the reported effects of corporal punishment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)