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1- Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran. , mohammad51r@yahoo.com
2- M.Sc., General Psychology, Psychological counselor of Shahrekord University, , Shahrekord, Iran.
3- Ph. D. Student in Counseling, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran.
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Anger and aggression between couples are one of the most common problems that lead to marital conflicts, domestic violence, and marital dissatisfaction. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of couple therapy of Bernstein's behavioral communication on the aggression of couples. The present research method is a quasi-experimental, pre-test-post-test with a control group. Statistical Population of Couples Research, referring to referred to Dr. Seif counseling centers, Pakravan counseling center and, Sefiddasht Counseling and Mental Health Center; The city of Borujen in the year 2015-2016. Of these, 28 couples (14 women and 14 men) selected by purposeful sampling as a research sample, and 15 couples (7 women and 7 men) were in the experimental group and 15 couples (7 women and 7 men) were in the control group. Both groups responded to the Ahwaz aggression inventory in two stages. The obtained data analyzed by T test and a multivariate covariance method (Mancova). The findings of this study showed a significant difference between the experimental and control groups in violence and aggression (p = 0.001, t = 4.04) and between participants in anger (p = 0.001, F = 0.63). aggression and insult (p = 0.007, F = 7.81), and stubbornness and resentment (p = 0.001, F = 22.76), there is a significant difference; Therefore, it can be said that Bernstein's communication behavioral training can control the anger and aggression of couples and it can be used to improve marital relations and increase marital satisfaction.
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