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ERIC Number: ED141673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 28
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Cognitive Regulation and Skills Training in the Management of Anger: A Stress Inoculation Approach.
Novaco, Raymond W.
Experimental interest in anger arousal has typically been incidental or secondary to the study of aggresssion. Novaco developed a cognitive behavior therapy approach to chronic anger problems. Clinical techniques have followed the work of Meichenbaum (1974, 1975) in the development of an approach called "stress inoculation" that has been applied to anxiety and pain. Cognitive factors in the regulation of anger and the use of skills training approaches to self-control are reviewed as they pertain to the development of the stress inoculation model. The stress inoculation approach to anger management is described as having three basic steps: (a) cognitive preparation, (b) skill acquisition and rehearsal, and (c) application practice. Results of the anger managment procedures for a group of hospitalized patients are presented. The treatment was conducted on an acute psychiatric ward of a community hospital for patients, having problems with anger who were referred by the attending psychiatrist. Treatment is evaluated by means of staff behavior ratings, test inventories, self-monitored ratings of anger and ability to manage provocation, and self-report and physiological measures of anger to simulated provocations. The interface of treatment and assessment by the application practice phase is described. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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