College of Arts & Sciences

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Behavioral Science

First Advisor

Robert Rothstein, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

James Olson, Ph.D.


This study was designed to assess the efficiency of anger control training with twenty-three institutionalized male delinquents evidencing verbal and physical aggression. The study employed a two group crossover design. After an initial test session assessing anger with a variety of measures, the immediate treatment group received anger control training. Following this training both groups participated in a test session. The delayed treatment group then received training and both groups were finally tested a third time. For a number of measures, both groups showed significant differences between the first and the second testing sessions. However no significant differences could be attributed to the anger control training.