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Editors: Elana I. Clausen
Book Description:
Anger is an emotional state that may range in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Anger has physical effects including raising the heart rate and blood pressure and the levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline.

Anger is a (physiological and psychological) response to a perceived threat to self or important others, present, past, or future. The threat may appear to be real, discussed, or imagined. Anger is often a response to the perception of threat due to a physical conflict, injustice, negligence, humiliation or betrayal among other contentions.

The expression of anger can be through active or passive behaviors. In the case of "active" emotion the angry person "lashes out" verbally or physically at an intended target. When anger is a "passive" emotion it is characterized by silent sulking, passive-aggressive behavior (hostility) and tension.

This new book presents leading-edge research in this field.

Table of Contents:
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Expert Commentary A -Behavioural Effects of Testosterone in Men: Directions for Future Research, pp.1-5;
(Daryl B. O'Connor, Institute of Psychological Sciences, Univ. of Leeds, Leeds, UK)

Expert Commentary B -The Communication of Anger: Beyond the Face, pp.7-11;
(Matthew J. Hertenstein, Alissa Butts, Sarah Hile, DePauw Univ., Greencastle, IN)

Expert Commentary C -Caregiver's Anger, pp.13-15;
(Javier Lopez, Psychology Dept., Univ. San Pablo, Madrid, Spain)

Expert Commentary D -Metaphors and Anger in Language and other Media, pp.17-21
(Charles Forceville, Univ. of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1 - Trait Anger, Anger Expression, and Themes of Anger Incidents in Contemporary Undergraduate Students, pp.23-69;
(Sandra P. Thomas, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Chapter 2 - Anger and Cardiovascular Health, pp.71-106;
(Paivi Merjonen, Laura Pulkki-Raback, Liisa Keltikangas-Jarvinen, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)

Chapter 3 - Anger and Anger Regulation in Infancy, pp.107-122;
(Cynthia L. Smith, Dept. of Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ., Tracy L. Spinrad, Karissa Grieving, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State Univ.)

Chapter 4 - The Psychodynamics of Anger: Orientation, Development, Etiology, and Treatment, pp.123-143;
(Robert C. Lane, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Chapter 5 - Misinterpretation of Emotional Cues and Content in Japanese Email, Computer Conferences, and Mobile Text Messages, pp.145-176;
(Yuuki Kato, Tokyo Univ. of Social Welfare, Shogo Kato, Waseda Univ., Douglass Scott, Waseda Univ.)

Chapter 6 - Aging Effects on Facial Expression Recognition: Testing for their Negative-Emotion Selectivity, pp.177-201;
(Atsunobu Suzuki, Takahiro Hoshino, Kazuo Shigemasu, The Univ. of Tokyo, Mitsuru Kawamura Showa Univ. School of Medicine)

Chapter 7 - Anger and Aggression in Competitive Sports, pp.203-233;
(Jonathan P. Maxwell, Institute of Human Performance, Univ. of Hong Kong, PRC, Elisabeth Moores, Psychology, Aston Univ., Birmingham, UK)

Chapter 8 - Anger, Emotional Intelligence, Performance and Interventions, pp.235-256;
(Andrew M. Lane, Tracey J. Devonport, Kevin A. Davies, School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure, Univ. of Wolverhampton, UK)

Chapter 9 - Effects of Testosterone on Aggression, Anger and Mood in Men: A Review of Experimental Findings, pp.257-270;
(Daryl B O'Connor, Institute of Psychological Sciences, Univ. of Leeds, Leeds, UK)

Chapter 10 - Predictors of Anger in Family Caregivers of Older Adults, pp.271-292;
(Javier Lopez, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. San Pablo, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 11 - The Poetics of Anger Control: Metaphorical Conceptualisations of Anger Expression in Violent Offenders, pp.293-309;
(Linda Davey, Andrew Day, Univ. of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia)

Chapter 12 - Examining Anger Expression Reactions and Anger Control Behaviors of Turkish Students, pp.311-325;
(Ibrahim Kisac, Gazi Univ., Dept. of Educational Sciences, Besevler Ankara, Turkey)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007 - 3rd Quarter
   ISBN: 1-60021-772-9
   Status: AV
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