Assessment of aggressive behavior
Keywords:Aggression, violence, assessment, measures, instruments, techniques
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.