Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Anger in adolescence; Self-control in adolescence;
This study presents a review of literature regarding adolescent anger management. Problematic anger is defined as externalizing or internalizing behaviors that occur frequently enough and at a high enough level of intensity to: (1) disrupt one's everyday functioning at school, home, and/or in the community; and (2) impair one's relationships with others and one's own self-concept. The causes can be traced to a myriad of possible sources: cognitive problems; developmental problems; chronic irritability, agitation, volatility, or mood instability; or environmental stressors.
This review of studies regarding adolescent anger management programs leads to the following suggestions for school psychologists: (1) understand the comprehensive nature of the student's anger; (2) carefully match the method of intervention to the nature of the student's anger; and (3) become an agent of change within the school to create more user-friendly environments.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Donald W. Schmits
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©2002 Patresa A. Hartman
Hartman, Patresa A., "When the wildebeest gets your berries : adolescent anger management" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 808.