Free
Research Article  |   March 1988
Anger Intervention
Author Affiliations
  • Eve Taylor, PhD, OTR, is Visiting Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599–7120
Article Information
Features
Research Article   |   March 1988
Anger Intervention
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1988, Vol. 42, 147-155. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.3.147
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1988, Vol. 42, 147-155. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.3.147
Abstract

This article compares and contrasts psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral approaches to anger intervention. Related research is discussed and a cognitive-behavioral model of anger intervention is presented. The model views anger as an affective stress reaction consisting of four factors: physiological arousal, antagonistic cognitions, environmental stimuli, and behavioral reactions. The article also examines occupational therapy assessment and treatment goals on the basis of the cognitive-behavioral model and recommends stress management activities and techniques for helping clients control the factors that mediate their anger