Anger Aggression Violence Assessment (AAVA)
The Anger-Aggression-Violence (AAVA) is an evidence based self-report test. The AAVA is appropriate for use in clinical practice (patients) and criminal justice (offender) violence assessments.
The Anger-Aggression-Violence Assessment (AAVA) is a 135-item self-report test that takes on average 25 minutes to complete. It has been standardized on male and female outpatients.
The AAVA has seven (7) Scales (Domains)
- Truthfulness Scale
- Anger Scale
- Aggression Scale
- Violence Scale
- Alcohol Scale
- Drug Scale
- Stress Management
The Anger-Aggression-Violence Assessment (AAVA) focuses entirely on Anger-Aggression and Violence, which are conceptualized on an emotionally reactive continuum. Continuum theory postulates shades (or intensities) of Anger-Aggression and violence exist as points on a continuum of emotional reactivity. Continuum theory that as anger increases, it can evolve into aggression, which in turn can intensify and evolve into violence.