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ABUSE IN CHILDHOOD CAN LEAD TO MISBEHAVIOR LATER IN LIFE

Mar 01, 2017 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Most children develop the ability early on to link good behavior with positive outcomes. Good grades, for example, can lead to parental praise and opportunities later in life.

But children physically abused at home have that ability impaired, often leading to patterns of misbehavior.

A study written by a newly appointed University of Pittsburgh assistant professor found that physical abuse during childhood can result in the child's inability to associate good behavior to positive out...