Anger Essential Reads

Aggression and Fear Can Be Reduced in Specific Dog Breeds

New data provides a possible alternative to breed-specific legislation to control aggression and fearfulness in dogs.
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Is Your Partner Passive-aggressive?

Passive-aggressive try to block whatever it is you want. You feel their unspoken anger. Learn the signs and what you can do.

Understanding Anger

Anger is often denied or suppressed but communication of anger can be productive and avoid development of destructive hostility, constant anxiety, and violence..

Pain, Suffering, Basic Humanity

As a life-saving alarm system, pain keeps us focused on distress, for the purpose of relieving it, that is, pain motivates behavior that will help heal, repair, or improve.

Do You Have Toxic Anger Issues and Not Know It?

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on June 11, 2017 in Living Forward
People with problems managing their anger are often the last to know how damaging their anger can be to those around them. Learn how to increase your awareness and self-control.

Two Very Different Ways to 'Man Up' in American Politics

By Ryan P. Brown Ph.D. on June 10, 2017 in Honor Bound
How a concern with honor nearly derailed a candidate for Congress and empowered a Southern mayor.

Being Controlled Provokes Anger—so Does Feeling Controlled

Can you distinguish feeling controlled from being controlled? Making this distinction can reduce your vulnverability to anger.
Judy Scheel, Ph.D., LCSW, CEDS

Changing the Tide for the Severely Ill Eating Disordered

​Eating disorder patients who have been on death's door provide profound opportunities for recovery. Doing the work is difficult, but fantastically rewarding: A therapist reflects.

Anger and Disgust at Moral Violations

By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 30, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
When people respond to immoral acts, they often respond with anger or disgust. Does that mean that these two emotions are really two sides of the same coin?

Perpetual Adolescents

A nation of adult-children cannot be a nation of self-governing people.

When It’s Hard to Forgive: Five Suggestions for You

Do not quickly abandon the forgiveness process once you begin. Consider these ideas for your healing.

Should You Visit an Anger Room?

Is it helpful to engage in destruction in order to manage our anger?

Childhood Anxiety

Childhood anxieties build upon one another, becoming the gateway to bipolar, schizophrenia, and all adult mental disorders.

Overcoming the Paralysis of Toxic Shame

How might toxic shame play a role in your anger?

Police 'Blue Wall of Silence' Facilitates Domestic Assault

The “blue wall of silence”—an unwritten code to protect fellow officers from investigation—perpetuates domestic violence in officers' homes.

3 Reasons Why Couples Have the Same Fights Over and Over

If you’re married, or in a committed relationship, you’ve probably noticed that some of your arguments never seem to get resolved. Rather, they regularly get recycled.

9 Ways to Test and Improve Your Emotional Control

One of the key features of human relationships is the ability to regulate your emotional expression. A new tool for measuring 9 emotion regulation methods provides important tips.
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Alcohol Causes Aggression. Can It Reduce Aggression Too?

Alcohol causes people to be more aggressive. But can drunk people be the least aggressive people in the room? Our research suggest that the answer is “yes.”

Why Passive-Aggressive Behavior Thrives in the Workplace

Passive aggressive workers make for an unpleasant office atmosphere at best and utter sabotage of productivity at worst.

The Psychology of Queuing

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on April 04, 2017 in A Sideways View
Why is waiting in line so miserable?

Shaming Methods in Popular Psychology

Shaming methods can injure and are rarely sustainable.

Never Underestimate Your Partner’s Defenses, Here’s Why

All your psychological defenses exist to protect you from perceived ego threats. So any person menacing basic feelings of safety or security will compel you to react negatively.

Why Resentment Lasts—and How to Defeat It

Resentment is a formidable foe. Are you willing to defeat it by trying these 5 approaches?

Why Conflict Is Healthy for Relationships

Are you a conflict avoider? Read on to learn why conflict is actually healthy for your relationships.

The Psychology Behind London's Terrorist Attacker

A recent study found that much tactical planning goes into lone-actor terrorist events.

5 Major Differences Between REBT & CBT

By Michael R Edelstein on March 14, 2017 in The Three Minute Therapist
Looking for an effective, efficient psychotherapy? Understanding the differences between REBT and CBT will go a long way.

Revenge Really Is Sweet

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on March 06, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Revenge is sweet, but causes problems in the long run. Why do we so often turn to retaliation to feel better when it doesn't usually work out to mutual advantage?

Anger: A Misunderstood Feeling

If curiosity, or interest, is the most under-appreciated feeling, anger may be the most misunderstood.

The One Crucial Thing to Do When Your Partner Is Upset

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
How to stop an argument before it actually becomes one.
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Do You Contribute to Your Own Depression?

By Gerry Heisler Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Relationship Boot Camp
How many of these seven depression-generating factors apply to you?