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Title: Effects of Online Cognitive Treatment for Problematic Anger: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Contributor(s): Howie, Amanda (author); Malouff, John M  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2014.939103
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Abstract: Problematic anger, which is common, has been associated with a wide range of negative interpersonal and intrapersonal consequences, including violent behaviour, relationship damage, health problems and low self-esteem. This article reports the results of the first randomized controlled trial of brief online cognitive treatment for anger. The sample included 75 adults who were randomly assigned to cognitive treatment or a waiting list control. The analyses with the 59 participants who completed the post-intervention assessment at four weeks after the beginning of the intervention showed that individuals who received the intervention reported significantly lower anger levels than the control group at post-assessment. The treatment group showed a substantial decrease in anger from pre to post. The results suggest that brief online cognitive treatment can be effective for reducing problematic anger in adults. These findings provide an initial support for the development of internet-based cognitive treatment for problematic anger.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 43(4), p. 310-318
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1651-2316
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520302 Clinical psychology
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: undefined
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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