In writing this chapter we have three purposes. The first is to provide a selective review of the literature on behavioral interventions with aggressive children, including a survey of contingency-management and cognitive behavioral approaches. Our second purpose is to present the Think Aloud program, a self-instructional procedure incorporating cognitive modeling and interpersonal problem-solving components aimed at functional control of overt aggressive behavior through the training of verbal mediational processes. Third, and finally, we consider the current status of cognitive behavioral approaches with aggressive children, discussing issues in the evaluation of treatment effectiveness conceptually related to the purposes and procedures of cognitive behavior modification.
KeywordsAggressive Behavior Prosocial Behavior Teacher Rating Parent Training Social Skill Training
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