Editor’s Selections: Power and Corruption, and Physical Punishment

Editor's Selections 31 Comments
By Krystal D'Costa

Krystal D'Costa Krystal D’Costa selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the social sciences, including anthropology, research, and philosophy. She blogs about anthropology, technology, and urban life at Anthropology in Practice.

I’m sure you’ve been waiting eagerly, so without further ado:

  • At Psych Your Mind, Juliana Breines takes a closer look at the idea that power corrupts. She dissects three myths associated with this sentiment and finds little empirical support.
  • Dr. Stu’s presents arguments for and against physically disciplining children. He presents an interesting summary of the points with support from stats in countries where physical discipline has been banned and places where it has not, noting that happy families are the best environment for children.

I’ll be back next week with more from anthropology, philosophy, and research.

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