Anger Management in the Classroom

This article seeks to explore the reasons and motivations behind inappropriate expressions of anger, and how these can be successfully addressed. The article begins by looking at anger as a developmental and skills deficit perspective and recognises that not all anger is the same, but there are different forms and motivations behind anger. Each type of anger needs to be addressed differently, and the article explores a number of approaches that include cognitive behavioural techniques, conflict resolution strategies, and mindfulness and relaxation training. It may be concluded that each of these approaches is effective, but that their efficacy depends on context, type, and function of the anger, and it is vital to include the student in this process if any strategy is to be successful.

Published: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Date for Review: 
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Authors/Contributors: 

Moya O’Brien

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