Dating angry child
Yet the causes, effects and ways to control anger are sometimes not well understood.
Psychologists can help people recognize and avoid anger triggers.
“Don’t go in the street without holding mommy’s hand!
” when said angrily to a small child, can be lifesaving. We may feel angry when watching a movie or a play where a character suffers inappropriately.
In the cases I see in my clinical and research work, weapons are often involved.
Aggression can be shown by punching, shoving, hitting or even maiming another person, and it can occur in marital violence, child or elder abuse, bullying or gang and criminal activities.
As the anger persists, it will affect many of the body’s systems, such as the cardiovascular, immune, digestive and central nervous systems.
This will lead to increased risks of hypertension and stroke, heart disease, gastric ulcers, and bowel diseases, as well as slower wound healing and a possible increased risk of some types of cancers.
Also, in the short term, children and others may be more likely to comply with our requests when we are angry.However, anger can also be expressed physically by raising a clenched fist, throwing a book on the floor, breaking a pencil or hitting a wall.Sometimes, anger is not expressed externally but remains as internal rumination.However, only 10 percent of anger experiences are actually followed by aggression. Also, there is sometimes an impulse to engage in problem solving behaviors when angry.
Yet, anger is an important problem in its own right with negative consequences in many aspects of life such as marriages, the workplace, parent-child interactions and driving behavior.
When anger is experienced moderately and expressed assertively it may be less disruptive than when it is frequent, intense and enduring.