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The Cognitive and Sociological Sciences Behind Anger

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“Good works are continually being undone by the tons of hatred and anger poured out on the world” – Swami Vivekananda. Anger is a social emotion that impacts a large number of people. Most people have known what it is like to be the enraged actor, a bystander to another’s wrath, or the subject of another’s rage. Observing the core of this emotion, any anger explosion can be characterized mainly as a joint event. Anger heightens the tension, whereas wrath heightens it. Its expressiveness has the power to bring life to the dead and remote. While there is no doubt that excessive, persistent, and misdirected anger may be emotionally and socially detrimental, there is also no doubt that anger can drive and organize movements against everyday injustices if it is directed in the proper direction. This chapter concentrates on the primary social motifs of anger, including a hierarchical study of anger-related factors like age, gender, workplace, medical conditions, family, and social environment.

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Mukerjee, N. et al. (2022). The Cognitive and Sociological Sciences Behind Anger. In: Hashim, H.T., Alexiou, A. (eds) The Psychology of Anger. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-16605-1_6

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