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What is parental psychological control. Is guilt a good form of psychological control in controlling a child's behavior? Is psychological control beneficial for children? What other control methods do parents utilize on their children?

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(1) What is parental psychological control? Is guilt a good form of psychological control in controlling a child's behavior? Is psychological control beneficial for children?

Based on the literature, "Psychological control refers to parents' attempt to control the child's activities in ways that negatively affect the child's psychological world and thereby undermines the child's psychological development (Smentana & Daddis, 2002 as cited in Grolnick, 2003). The restraint to psychological development includes: (a) verbal expression, (b) ignoring their feelings, (c) personal attacks, (d) making them feel guilty, (e) withdrawing their love, and erratic emotional behavior.

The research suggest that using criticism to evoke guilt is an example of a controlling category, because critical hostile behavior with the threat of withdrawal of love is ...

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This solution discusses the psychological effects of parental control

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