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11. Physically Aggressive Behaviors

Category 11 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Theories in Compliance and Aggression

Associated Category/Categories: Oppositional Behaviors

Symptoms

Pulling, pushing, grabbing.

Kicking, biting, scratching, punching.

Spitting, throwing things, breaking objects.

Self-abuse / mutilation.

Purpose of the Behavior

Demonstrates presence of physiological, security or belongingness need that needs to be fulfilled.

Demonstrates blocked goal attainment, which leads to negative emotions of anger / discontentment.

Demonstrates a response to an impediment.

Demonstrates direct defiance to […]

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10. Oppositional Behaviors

Category 10 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Theories in Compliance and Aggression

Associated Category/Categories: Physically Aggressive Behaviors

Symptoms

Negotiation:

Observed in early stages of impairment with high intellectual function. Person negotiates around care and other needs.

Passive non-compliance:

Observed in early stages of impairment with lower intellectual function. Person is evasive to commands.

Simple non-compliance:

Observed in moderate stages of impairment with persons with lower intellectual function. Person […]

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9. Vocal Behaviors

Category 9 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Theories in Regulation of Emotion

Associated Category/Categories: Emotional Behaviors, Fretful / Trepidated Behaviors

Symptoms

Argumentative, explosive, quarrelsome.

Talking loud / fast, acting manic-like.

Whimpering, moaning, making strange noises.

Yelling, screaming.

Persistent calling out for staff / family members.

Rattling bed rails, banging table tops.

Purpose of the Behavior

Demonstrates cognitive impairment affecting emotional vulnerability and regulation.

Emotional vulnerability causes:

Increased sensitivity to emotional stimuli.
Intensified reactions.
Prolonged / […]

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8. Fretful / Trepidated Behaviors

Category 8 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Theories in Regulation of Emotion

Associated Category/Categories: Emotional Behaviors, Vocal Behaviors

Symptoms

Fearful / scared facial expressions.

Anxious / distressed expressions.

Clingy, ringing hands, rubbing face.

Expressing worry, fear, foreboding, catastrophe.

Purpose of the Behavior

Demonstrates failure to recognize faces and/or environment, which triggers emotions of fear and insecurity.

Demonstrates profound insecurity in milieu.

Demonstrates presence of security needs, which follow physiological needs.

Demonstrates need […]

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7. Emotional Behaviors

Category 7 out of 12

Theoretical Construct: Theories in Regulation of Emotion

Associated Category/Categories: Fretful / Trepidated Behaviors, Vocal Behaviors

Symptoms

Appearing sad, despondent, tearful.

Expression of despair, morbidity, helplessness.

Mimicking, mocking, dismissive.

Sarcastic, teasing, derogatory, critical, negative.

Feeling rejected / increased sensitivity.

Purpose of the Behavior

Demonstrates emotional regulation of melancholy and discontentment.

Feeling of “comfort” when expressing melancholy.
Feeling of “protection” when expressing discontentment.

Verbal / non-verbal expression of emotion […]

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