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Keywords

Play therapy; Aggressiveness in children;

Abstract

The purpose of this literature review was to investigate the effectiveness of various play therapy interventions for decreasing developmentally inappropriate aggression of children. Psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and person-centered approaches of play therapy were reviewed. Each of the three theoretical approaches to therapy was described in relation to the aggressive behaviors of children. Similarities and differences among the three therapies were discussed. Efficacy of the interventions was presented based on published literature only. More studies of the various types of play therapy, particularly in relation to the aggressive behaviors of children, need to be conducted and results disseminated.

Year of Submission

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Annette Iverson Carmer

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Date Original

2000

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 47 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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