• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Adolescent Anger Management

Description of the Strategy

In a variety of clinical, educational, and residential treatment settings, adolescents exhibiting oppositional defiant and conduct disorders show patterns of irritability and aggressive behavior, including anger outbursts, that result in poor conflict resolution, poor interpersonal skills, and a host of compliance problems. Although behavior modification interventions that use a combination of contingency management and punishment strategies have been successfully implemented to reduce occurrences of aggressive behavior in a controlled setting, these approaches are somewhat limited. Often, when the adolescent returns to the natural environment and is outside the control of the contingencies and the purview of adults, the aggressive behavior returns. Problems with maintenance and generalization of behavior change indicate that aggression management self-control skills are not being learned.

...
    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles