ERIC Number: ED326023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Comparing Psychodynamic and Behavioristic Approaches in the Management of Aggression in Children. Educational and Psychological Interactions, No. 103.
The paper presents a literature-based comparison of psychodynamic and behavioral approaches in the management of aggression in children. The section on psychodynamic approaches discusses the work of August Aichhorn, Fritz Redl, Nicholas Long, and William Glasser, in addition to discussions of life space interviewing and the importance of the concept of attachment. The section on behaviorism covers early applications, cognitive behavior modification, relaxation training, social skills training, reasons for the popularity of behaviorism, criticisms of behaviorism, and the emergence of "gentle teaching." Common grounds of the two approaches and their place within a larger synthesis are described. Global issues are raised about the causes of violence, such as disintegration of the family and of stable communities. An appendix offers a conceptual design incorporating nine models of remediation. (38 references) (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.