Anger Management

Introduction to Anger Management

The Experience of Anger

Anger is a fundamental emotion that everyone experiences from time to time.

From a very early age, people learn to express anger by copying the angry behavior they see modeled around them, and by expressing angry behavior and seeing what they can get away with.

The Experience of Anger

As our culture has an uneasy relationship with anger expression, many people are brought up to think that it is inappropriate to express anger directly; that it must not be tolerated; that it is always dangerous. Such people learn to distrust anger, to bottle it up and ignore it, to express it only in indirect ways or to use it as a weapon.

Healthy Expression of Anger

The idea that anger is dangerous is not without merit. Angry people are capable of great violence. However, while anger can certainly be abused, it is more than a simple destructive force.

Anger Management — In The News
Employees Often Angry Over After-Work Texts, Emails

MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many employees get mad when they receive after-hours emails or texts from work, and that anger can interfere with their personal lives, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 314 working adults over seven days to track their responses when they opened work... Read More

After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns. "While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and still there," said... Read More

Study Shows How Toddlers Adjust to Adult Anger

FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers can both sense adult anger and alter their behavior in response to it, new research reveals. "Babies are like sponges," said study co-author Andrew Meltzoff, co-director of the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, in Seattle. "They learn... Read More

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