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Anger : The Misunderstood Emotion - Carol Tavris


The Misunderstood Emotion

Paperback Published: 15th September 1989
ISBN: 9780671675233
Number Of Pages: 383

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"This landmark book" "(San Francisco Chronicle)" dispels the common myths about the causes and uses of anger -- for example, that expressing anger is always good for you, that suppressing anger is always unhealthy, or that women have special "anger problems" that men do not. Dr. Carol Tavris expertly examines every facet of that fascinating emotion -- from genetics to stress to the rage for justice.

Fully revised and updated, "Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion" now includes:

* A new consideration of biological politics: Should testosterone or PMS excuse rotten tempers or aggressive actions?

* The five conditions under which anger is likely to be effective -- and when it's not.

* Strategies for solving specific anger problems -- chronic anger, dealing with difficult people, repeated family battles, anger after divorce or victimization, and aggressive children.

Industry Reviews

Philadelphia Inquirer Enlightening and reassuring. Her calm approach to a volatile subject is a welcome tonic for our times. The New York Times Intelligent and witty, Tavris shows us how to use the anger of hope to avoid falling into the anger of despair. Dr. Ashley Montagu author of The Nature of Human Aggression This book is not only the best of its kind ever written, but the most helpfully enlightening I have ever read. Los Angeles Times Witty, provocative, and impressively documented, this work lights a candle in cursed darkness.

Preface to the Second Editionp. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 15
Introduction: A Point of Viewp. 17
Rage and Reason--an Eternal Ambivalencep. 27
The Fallacy of the Swami's Snakep. 33
The Freudian Legacyp. 38
The Anger Businessp. 42
The Use and Abuse of Angerp. 46
Uncivil Rites--the Cultural Rules of Angerp. 48
The Judicial Emotionp. 50
A Brief Madnessp. 60
Manners, Emotions, and the American Wayp. 65
The Anatomy of Angerp. 70
Emotions and the Brainp. 73
Temper and Temperament: The Genetic Ingredientp. 80
The Fuel of Angerp. 85
Thinking About Feelingp. 91
Biological Politicsp. 95
Stress, Illness, and Your Heart--Myths of Suppressed Angerp. 101
Eating Disorders, Overweight, and Ulcersp. 104
Anger and Depressionp. 107
The Stress Connectionp. 112
Anger and Heart Diseasep. 119
Considerationsp. 125
"Getting It Out of Your System"--Myths of Expressed Angerp. 128
Aggressionp. 131
Talking Out Angerp. 138
Tantrumsp. 142
The Conditions of Catharsisp. 150
"Seeing Red"p. 161
Frustrationp. 164
Noisep. 167
Crowdsp. 170
Drivers and Dawdlersp. 173
Alcoholp. 177
Exercise and Sportsp. 181
Considerationsp. 191
Shouters, Sulkers, Grouches, and Scolds--Which Sex Has the Anger Problem?p. 193
The Stereotype Up Closep. 200
The Persistence of Mythp. 210
Two Culturesp. 216
The Marital Onionp. 220
The Onion Unpeeledp. 222
The Systems Solutionp. 237
In Praise of Civilityp. 247
A Rage for Justicep. 251
The Rationalizing Speciesp. 252
The Birth and Death of Angerp. 263
Temper of the Timesp. 282
Rethinking Anger: Strategies for Living with Anger and Getting Beyond Itp. 286
Chronic Angerp. 288
The Difficult Personp. 293
The Angry Divorcep. 299
The Aggressive Childp. 307
The Victimp. 313
Considerationsp. 318
Further Readingp. 320
Notesp. 321
Bibliographyp. 343
Indexp. 369
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ISBN: 9780671675233
ISBN-10: 0671675230
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 383
Published: 15th September 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised