Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy For Anger: An Update So Far This Century
What is it about?
The effect of CBT on anger was statistically significant in 41 out of 42 studies in this field and clinically reliable in all but one of 21 studies; the one study with nonsignificant outcome had controlled for social desirability bias. The vast majority of studies used the RCT design and self-report measures of which the STAXI was the most common. Though highly favorable, the results might be tempered a little if future research were to examine bias against reporting anger and measures of actual angry behavior as observed by self and others.
Why is it important?
This systematic review shows that 21st century research supports CBT as a significantly effective treatment for anger problems. However, the findings may be a little inflated by self-report and bias against reporting anger. The majority of studies in this field and in this era adopt gold standards in methodology , namely the RCT design and the STAXI instrument, though further innovation in measurement is encouraged.
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