Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
A total of thirty-one emotionally disturbed children participated in the study to test whether impulsive children have higher anger arousal as a response to provocation than the reflective children. Twenty-two children were classified as impulsive (n=11) or reflective (n=11) on the basis of their error and latency scores on the Matching Familiar Figures Test (MFFT). The two groups of children were compared on their self-reported anger arousal in response to conflict situations (Children's Inventory of Anger). Impulsives and reflectives did not differ significantly on their self-reported anger arousal on the total Children's Inventory of Anger score. Therefore, the hypothesis was not supported. Possible explanations are discussed.
Lau, Godwin Koon-Tat, "Impulsive cognitive style and self-reported anger arousal in emotionally disturbed children" (1981). Honors Theses. 694.