Topic: Elizabeth Gershoff

Austin Traffic's Silver Lining

Nov. 4, 2013
Austin Traffic's Silver Lining

The good news about Austin's worsening traffic? It will be the focus of a major study by the Center for Transportation Research. Read more about this and other recent headlines.

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Early Childhood Education Briefing: Economic ROI for Austin

March 18, 2013

Following President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, high-quality universal preschool education for all young children is the focus of renewed attention. The United Way for Greater Austin invites the Austin media to join early childhood education advocates on Tuesday, March 19, and learn more about how universal preschool will impact Austin's families and future.

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To spank or not to spank

March 22, 2011
To spank or not to spank

Human Ecology Professor Elizabeth Gershoff delves into the impact of spanking on children and why it's an unacceptable means of discipline.

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In the Know

July 27, 2010
In the Know

The July 27 weekly roundup of campus kudos and press mentions.

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Elizabeth Gershoff weighs in on the negative effects of spanking

Sept. 21, 2009
Elizabeth Gershoff weighs in on the negative effects of spanking

Children who are spanked as 1-year-olds are more likely to behave aggressively and perform worse on cognitive tests as toddlers than children who are spared the punishment, new research our of Duke University shows. Elizabeth Gershoff, associate professor in human development and family sciences, said the study adds to a growing body [...]

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