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The present research is aimed at comparison between the effect of music therapy based on Iranian music and cognitive therapy on anger control in adolescent boys. In this study with pre-test/post-test experimental design, a school in district two of RobatKarim City is selected via convenience sampling. Using the Spielberger’s STAX-2 anger expression questionnaire, 30 students are selected and randomly assigned to three groups. The first group received eight sessions of non-active music therapy and the second one underwent cognitive therapy for the same period of time. No intervention was made to the control group. TheANCOVAand Scheffe Posthoc test are applied to analyze the data. The ANCOVA indicates significant difference in the three studied groups. The Posthoc Scheffe test shows no significant difference between the control group and the one receiving music therapy; however, a significant difference is observed between the control group and the cognitive therapy one, as well as between the cognitive and the music therapy groups(P<0/01). Non-active music therapy had no effect on increasing the level of anger control. On the contrary, cognitive therapy enhanced the anger control in the subjects.