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What is the effect of viewing pornography on children?

Pornography laws are a relic of the Victorian era, and not based on any science. Research that can conclusively determine the effect of pornography on children is hard to come by due to the resultant ...
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What it is called when a mother has sexual desires towards her son?

Jocasta complex syndrome is what you are referring to. In psychoanalytic analysis, the Jocasta complex is the incestuous sexual desire of a mother towards her son. SOURCE
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How can be explained from an evolutionary perspective the fact that some successful people do not want to have children?

Before addressing your true question, I just want to say that you can find individuals with almost any characteristic, even non-adaptive ones. Variation can exist for many reasons including genetic (e....
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Do some people substitute pets for kids in their life?

Short answer: A full substitution isn't really the prevailing view among researchers, but a partial substitution is possible in some cases. While it's tempting to think that an increase in pet ...
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Do some people substitute pets for kids in their life?

From what I've seen, in my view, the answer is a simple yes. As for studies, there is an article in Psychology Today which cites a particular study called 'Interspecies Parenting: How Pet Parents ...
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Has there been research on the impact of gay parents on the sexual orientation of adopted children?

Farr, R. H., Forssell, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2010). Parenting and child development in adoptive families: Does parental sexual orientation matter?. Applied Developmental Science, 14(3), 164-...
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Special treatment of youngest member of a group

I'm not aware of any special technical term for such a phenomenon, though colloquially the youngest child may sometimes be called "the baby of the family". Furthermore, I'm not aware of this ...
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What is the study that identified that kids growing up without fathers were angrier and more depressed?

A report in the Daily Mail in 2013 had the headline: Growing up without a father can permanently alter the BRAIN: Fatherless children are more likely to grow up angry and turn to drugs Dr ...
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Does spanking a child teach them that it's ok for another person to touch them against their will?

Short answer It depends on the definition you are referring to on "touch them against their will?" If you are referring to violent touching in the form of physical punishment/restraining etc. then ...
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Are Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development supported by empirical evidence?

what about Kay, S. R.: 1982, ‘Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development: Critical Analysis of Validation Studies with the Defining Issues Test’, International Journal of Psychology 17, 27–42. Abstract ...
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What are the effects of rejection from both parents on a child?

The psychological theory most commonly used to describe these sorts of situations is Parental Acceptance-Rejection Syndrome. Most of this research was pioneered by Ronald P. Rohner at the University ...
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Connection between sociosexual orientation and parental instincts?

There's not much research on this, but one study I found Kruger (2017) found no significant relationship between parenting effort and the usual measure of sociosexuality (SOI):
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Free-to-use parenting style questionnaire

There are a lot of parenting style questionnaires. Without knowing what dimensions of parenting style are of key interest, how long you want the questionnaire to be (e.g., trade-offs between validity, ...
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