Assessment of aggressive behavior

Miguel Ángel Carrasco


This paper offers an overview of current aggressive measures. After some considerations about aggression assessment, the article provides information about different instruments and measures of aggression: archives, observation scales, verbal reports and projective techniques. Finally, it is also provides, some instruments for assessing violence risk and potential aggression. This overview of current aggressive measures shows two conclusions: a) the instruments more used for conducting an assessment of aggression are verbal reports (self-report or hetero-report), and b) the number of specific instruments of aggression is limited at the moment.


Aggression; violence; assessment; measures; instruments; techniques



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