Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of High Anger Drivers
Relaxation and cognitive-relaxation interventions were compared to a no treatment control in the treatment of high anger drivers. The cognitive portion of the cognitive-relaxation condition adapted the style of Beck's cognitive therapy, particularly use of Socratic questions and behavioral experiments and tryouts, to driving anger reduction. Both interventions lowered indices of driving anger and hostile and aggressive forms of expressing driving anger and increased adaptive/constructive ways of expressing driving anger. The cognitive-relaxation intervention also lowered the frequency of risky behavior. Both interventions lowered trait anger as well. Limitations and implications for treatment and research were discussed. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Behaviour Research and Therapy
Deffenbacher, J. L.,
Filetti, L. B.,
Lynch, R. S.,
Dahlen, E. R.,
Oetting, E. R.
(2002). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of High Anger Drivers. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 40(8), 895-910.
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