Anger assessment and its relation to self-report of aggressive behavior

Psychol Rep. 1989 Oct;65(2):585-6. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1989.65.2.585.


The effectiveness of anger assessment in classifying self-report of aggressive behavior was examined using a sample of normal college students. Paper-and-pencil measures of anger (Novaco Anger Inventory and Spielberger's Trait Anger scale) were not effective in accurately classifying subjects high and low in self-report of aggressive behavior. Explanations of this finding were discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Aggression / psychology*
  • Anger*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male