Anger and Aggression

An Essay on Emotion

  • James R. Averill

Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Perspectives on Anger and Aggression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James R. Averill
      Pages 3-31
    3. James R. Averill
      Pages 33-53
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  3. Empirical Studies of the Everyday Experience of Anger

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. James R. Averill
      Pages 147-157
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    5. Bram M. Fridhandler, James R. Averill
      Pages 253-279
    6. W. Douglas Frost, James R. Averill
      Pages 281-316
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 341-402

About this book


In recent years, a great deal has been written on the topic of aggression; another book on the same topic might seem superfluous at this time. However, the present volume is not just-or even primarily-about aggres­ sion. It is, rather, a book on anger. Anger and aggression are closely related phenomena, and it is not possible to discuss one without the other. Yet, not all anger is aggressive, nor can all aggression be attributed to anger. Therefore, somewhat different considerations apply to each. Even more importantly, the type of theoretical generalizations one can make differs depending upon whether the primary focus is on anger or aggression. The present volume is subtitled "an essay on emotion." This indicates that the generalizations to be drawn have more to do with emotional responses (e.g., grief, love, envy, etc.) than with various forms of aggression (e.g., riots, war, crimes of violence, etc.). Stated somewhat differently, anger is here being used as a paradigm case for the study of emotion, not for the study of aggression.


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Authors and affiliations

  • James R. Averill
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  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Tobin HallUniversity of Massachusetts—AmherstAmherstUSA

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