Preventing Aggression in Adolescence Through Self-Compassion

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Cassidy Wilson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Ashley Allen

Abstract: Aggression in adolescents can be a problem in schools. This paper proposes an intervention to help work with these students to allow them to gain the skills they need to become less aggressive. Students will be identified by their teachers as exhibiting aggressive behaviors and will be given the option of participating in the program. The proposed intervention uses the six components of self-compassion as learning tools to help students develop less aggressive behaviors. The proposed intervention is six weeks with one session each week. The six components of self-compassion are to be used as stepping stones to help the students better understand themselves and their emotions. To measure this, a self-compassion scale and an aggression scale will be used at both the beginning and end of the intervention. The proposed intervention should provide students with skills to better understand and deal with their emotions. Following the intervention, the students should be less aggressive and more self-compassionate.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2019
Intervention, Aggression, Adolescence, Self-Compassion

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