Changes in daily mood and self-restraint among undercontrolled preadolescents: a time-series analysis of "acting out".

@article{Weinberger1995ChangesID,
  title={Changes in daily mood and self-restraint among undercontrolled preadolescents: a time-series analysis of "acting out".},
  author={Dana A. Weinberger and Mary E. Gomes},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1995},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={
          1473-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Acting out among boys with disruptive behavior disorders was investigated by evaluating how changes in their daily moods predicted changes in their behavior. METHOD During a 6-week period, 20 preadolescent boys enrolled in day treatment programs rated their mood upon arrival at school, and teachers rated their behavior at the end of the day. Time-series and path-analytic methodologies were used to analyze the data. RESULTS The boys did engage in emotional acting out, in that their… CONTINUE READING

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