ERIC Number: EJ921347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Assessment and Intervention for Adolescents with Anger and Aggression Difficulties in School Settings
Feindler, Eva L.; Engel, Emily C.
Psychology in the Schools, v48 n3 p243-253 Mar 2011
The development, implementation, and evaluation of anger management programs have proliferated over the past decade. The programs aim to moderate the intensity, frequency, and severity of anger expression, and facilitate alternative nonaggressive responses to conflict and frustration. Cognitive-behavioral theory highlights cognitive processes such as attributions, expectations, interpersonal beliefs, and problem solving as most influential in determining an individual's response to provocation and identifies anger arousal as a mediator of aggressive behavior. Based on this premise that youth exhibit aggressive behavior due to poor arousal management, social, and problem-solving skills, Feindler and colleagues have developed psychoeducational anger management programs to target these deficits and to teach prosocial, conflict resolution skills. This article will review the development of anger difficulties, suggest tools for screening and outcome assessment, describe the anger management intervention approach, and present an overview of the research supporting implementation in school and community settings. Finally, specific recommendations for implementation are provided.
Descriptors: Intervention, Aggression, Program Effectiveness, Conflict Resolution, Psychological Patterns, Evaluation Methods, Adolescents, Self Control, Counseling Techniques, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Arousal Patterns, Interpersonal Competence, Problem Solving, Prosocial Behavior, Screening Tests, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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