Alidar Jarok wrote:
Well, I got it from Cracked.com's 5 Things You Won't Believe Are Making You Dumber
According to research done by the University of New Hampshire, the IQs of unspanked toddlers were on average five points higher than those of their bruised-assed peers ... even four years after the spanking took place. In fact, the more often a kid was spanked, the lower his IQ was. They also found that nations where spanking is still socially acceptable today had lower national IQs than nations that look down on it.
Researchers say that kids who were spanked actually showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder -- the same condition war veterans get from watching people's heads get blown off (which is associated with low IQs).
It's based on a study from the University of New Hampshire
. There's at least a correlation there.
Coincidence is not causation.
For all we know, stupider kids do more things to deserve spankings.