Title

Culturometric Uncovering of Anger Control in Trinidadian Prisons

Location

3030

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Paper

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

January 2016

End Date

January 2016

Abstract

Culturometric Uncovering of Anger Control in Trinidadian Prisons

Gerard Hutchinson (Prof), Clinical Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Trinidad
Béatrice Boufoy-Bastick (Prof), Humanities & Education, University of the West Indies, Trinidad
John Rose (Prof), Forensic Clinical Psychology, University of Birmingham, England, UK
Paul Willner (Prof), Psychology, Swansea University, Wales, UK
Tony Bastick (Dr), Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Trinidad (Presenter)

Culturometric Uncovering is a combination of culturometric methods for the specific purpose of uncovering and reporting the qualitative meaning of social constructs in ways that inform their dynamics of change – see Beatrice Boufoy-Bastick this conference. This presentation walks you through the culturometric uncovering of ‘Instant Anger Control’ which was the intended outcome of a three-year Anger Management project run in conjunction with the country’s Prison Rehabilitation Services and delivered to prisoners and officers in the prisons of Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean. We first set the background of the programme against the rise of violent crime in the country and outline the multi-site control/intervention design, our therapeutic treatment sessions and their outcome measures. We then show the design of the Culturometric Instant Anger Control (CM-I-AC) measure – a celebrity questionnaire for assessing the strength of ones identity as an Instant Anger Controller. We overview the training of Clinical Researchers to administer the questionnaire in the prisons, its use in identifying two groups of respondents for post-treatment contrast interviewing – those with the strongest identities as Anger Controllers and those with the weakest identities as Anger Controllers. We overview the Clinical Researcher training in the specific techniques of contrast interviewing and present the Ideal Polar Type qualitative reporting summarising analytical results of prisoners’ emic meanings of ‘Anger Control’

The main purpose of the presentation is to give a practical example of culturometrically uncovering the meaning of a social construct so that participants can decide its usefulness for their own social construct research. (250 words)

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Culturometric Uncovering of Anger Control in Trinidadian Prisons

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Culturometric Uncovering of Anger Control in Trinidadian Prisons

Gerard Hutchinson (Prof), Clinical Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Trinidad
Béatrice Boufoy-Bastick (Prof), Humanities & Education, University of the West Indies, Trinidad
John Rose (Prof), Forensic Clinical Psychology, University of Birmingham, England, UK
Paul Willner (Prof), Psychology, Swansea University, Wales, UK
Tony Bastick (Dr), Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Trinidad (Presenter)

Culturometric Uncovering is a combination of culturometric methods for the specific purpose of uncovering and reporting the qualitative meaning of social constructs in ways that inform their dynamics of change – see Beatrice Boufoy-Bastick this conference. This presentation walks you through the culturometric uncovering of ‘Instant Anger Control’ which was the intended outcome of a three-year Anger Management project run in conjunction with the country’s Prison Rehabilitation Services and delivered to prisoners and officers in the prisons of Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean. We first set the background of the programme against the rise of violent crime in the country and outline the multi-site control/intervention design, our therapeutic treatment sessions and their outcome measures. We then show the design of the Culturometric Instant Anger Control (CM-I-AC) measure – a celebrity questionnaire for assessing the strength of ones identity as an Instant Anger Controller. We overview the training of Clinical Researchers to administer the questionnaire in the prisons, its use in identifying two groups of respondents for post-treatment contrast interviewing – those with the strongest identities as Anger Controllers and those with the weakest identities as Anger Controllers. We overview the Clinical Researcher training in the specific techniques of contrast interviewing and present the Ideal Polar Type qualitative reporting summarising analytical results of prisoners’ emic meanings of ‘Anger Control’

The main purpose of the presentation is to give a practical example of culturometrically uncovering the meaning of a social construct so that participants can decide its usefulness for their own social construct research. (250 words)