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The Control Center of Anger

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Regardless of the research work performed on anger, it is still a wildly misinterpreted emotion. We know the factors that can cause anger and the consequences of anger. What kind of feeling is it? Is it bad or good for us? Usually, we all know the answers to these questions. As a high-intensity emotion, anger can be destructive or constructive depending upon the degree, situation, and person we are showing our anger on. If expressed in the right place, person, and way, it can lead to positive and desired outcomes. Dr. Martin Luther Kin perceived the unfair treatment and injustices of the African American people and raised his voice to end this behavior. His anger and rage brought many positive outcomes for his people. He struggled for the rights of African Americans without giving his anger a negative perspective. On the other side, the incident of Columbine shootings in Columbibe, Colorado (1999), was an example of the destructive side of anger and agony. Two high school students expressed their worse form of anger while participating in a shooting practice event. The event led to drastic outcomes as it took the lives of many innocent people.

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Arshad, A., Bacha, U. (2022). The Control Center of Anger. In: Hashim, H.T., Alexiou, A. (eds) The Psychology of Anger. Springer, Cham.

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