Anger Essential Reads

Don’t Justify What You Want to Change

We justify resentment by citing evidence of unfairness and how badly other people behave. The more adrenaline we need for justification, the more subject to confirmation bias.

Harvey Weinstein Proves Sex Addiction Doesn't Exist

By Marty Klein Ph.D. on October 11, 2017 in Sexual Intelligence
Labelling Harvey Weinstein a "sex addict" allows us to confidently say "I'm not like that," rather than encouraging us to look at our own pain.

Seeking Redemption: The Rage of Alzheimer’s

By Greg O'Brien on October 04, 2017 in On Pluto
Profane language can be common in Alzheimer’s. An expression of gut rage and loss of filter, along with inadvertent grabbing, kicking, pushing, and throwing.

Anger and Cancer: Is There a Relationship?

By Robert Enright Ph.D. on September 18, 2017 in The Forgiving Life
Might being overly angry put one at risk for certain kinds of cancers?
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How to Spot Narcissistic Abuse

By Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT on September 17, 2017 in Toxic Relationships
Narcissists don’t really love themselves, but are driven by shame. Their coping mechanisms are abusive and damage relationships and loved ones–hence the term, “narcissistic abuse.”

The Psychology of Political Violence

Political violence has its roots in anger, contempt, and disgust; three emotions familiar to all of us. Maintaining our civic values requires avoiding the impulse to dehumanize.

Fight Hate

What do hate crimes have to do with public health? Learn why, and what you can do about them in your community.

How to Change Passive Aggressive Behavior

Is a passive aggressive person causing you to feel angry and exhausted? The skill of Benign Confrontation can help you make long-term changes to this destructive dynamic.

How to Help Kids Manage Anger

Are you feeling embarrassed or baffled by your child's way of handling anger? You're not alone. Here's how to help.

Two Types of Relationship Aggression Identified

Is impossible for couples to avoid arguments but new research on long-term relationships suggests that some forms are more damaging than others. Here’s how to avoid the bad kind.

Anger, Anxiety, Resentment, Stress, and Basic Humanity

Your chances of consistently managing anger, anxiety, resentment, and stress, without becoming a better person, are practically zero.
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The Crisis of Meaning

Now is the time to address the crisis of meaning in life, work, and society.
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Why What I Hate in You Also Says Something about Me

It can be very easy to decide who are the good guys and who are the bad guys in the world around us. But the concept of negative projection teaches us the answer is not so simple.

Can Our Anger Be Explained by Global Brain Vulnerabilities?

Is it possible that our angry world reflects changing anger thresholds in our brains?

Parental Alienation and Its Repair

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in The Me in We
Parental alienation and how to recover the parent-child relation.

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.