Anger induction in assertion training

David P. Holmes, John J. Horan

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Randomly assigned 45 nonassertive female university students (Rathus Assertiveness Schedule) to 1 of 3 individual counseling programs: placebo counseling, standard assertion training, or assertion training incorporating anger induction procedures. The standard method proved superior on a self-report measure, but on 1 of 4 behavioral ratings the anger induction method was most beneficial. (This rating involved the withholding of $4 from Ss' $16 deposit, contrary to agreement.) Low interrelationships among the measures of assertiveness suggest that the "trait" assertiveness may well be situation specific. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of counseling psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1976
Externally publishedYes


  • anger induction procedures in standard assertion training, nonassertive female college students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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