anger: part I
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anger: (- words + italics – color)
Anger is an emotion. Some view anger as part of the fight or flight brain response to the perceived threat of harm. Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively, and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to immediately stop the threatening behavior of another outside force. Anger can have many consequences.
Anger is a behavioral pattern designed to warn aggressors to stop their threatening behavior.
Psychology and sociology
A metaphorical visualization of the word “Anger”.
anger can be destructive when it does not find its appropriate outlet in expression. Anger, in its strong form, impairs one’s ability to process information and to exert cognitive control over their behavior. An angry person may lose his/her objectivity, empathy, prudence or thoughtfulness and may cause harm to others.
In modern society
The words anger and rage are often imagined to be at opposite ends of an emotional continuum: mild irritation at one end and fury at the other. The two are inextricably linked in the English language with one referring to the other in most dictionary definitions.
it is always possible to access cognitive abilities and feel anger at the same time ; rage is conceptualised as a pre-verbal, pre-cognition, psychological defence mechanism which originates in earliest infancy as a response to the trauma experienced when the infant’s environment fails to meet their needs. Rage is construed as an attempt to summon help by an infant who experiences terror and whose very survival feels under threat.
Rage problems are conceptualised as “the inability to process emotions or life’s experiences” either because the capacity to regulate emotion (Schore, 1994) has never been sufficiently developed (most common) or because it has been temporarily lost due to more recent trauma. Rage is raw, undifferentiated emotions, that spill out when one more life event that cannot be processed, no matter how trivial, puts more stress on the organism than they can bear.