Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Anger: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the Treatment of Anger: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Richard Beck and Ephrem Fernandez},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
Anger has come to be recognized as a significantsocial problem worthy of clinical attention andsystematic research. In the last two decades,cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has emerged as themost common approach to anger management. Theoverall efficacy of this treatment has not beenascertained, and therefore, it was decided to conduct ameta-analysis of this literature. Based on 50 studiesincorporating 1,640 subjects, it was found that CBT produceda grand mean weighted effect size of .70… 
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