International Handbook of Anger: Constituent and Concomitant Biological, Psychological, and Social Processes

International Handbook of Anger: Constituent and Concomitant Biological, Psychological, and Social Processes

Language: English

Pages: 590

ISBN: 0387896759

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Book covers a broader range of topics than other books in this area. Notably, extensive coverage of the neurobiology of anger in context of psychology and sociology is unique.

Book provides broad, integrative coverage while avoiding unnecessary duplication. Contributors have read each others’ chapters and there is extensive cross-referencing from chapter to chapter.

Book contains a guide to content and organization of chapters and topics, along with interpolated commentary at the end of each section.

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chance. Further, several acoustic features of Anger expressions, including intensity, rate, and pitch, appear to serve as the basis for recognition. The standard experimental paradigm for demonstrating recognition of Anger involves actors creating the vocal expressions, pre-selection of stimuli and judges, and forced-choice paradigms for the judges to respond. The possible limitations of this kind of approach are reviewed along with the dominant theories of emotions that are behind the empirical

when he masters his own anger and declares his respect for the god-king. The ancient Greek texts pose a challenge for the appropriate translation of many words connoting variations in the intensity, context, and meaning of anger; such multiplicity has been taken as one indicator of their pre-occupation with this emotion. Besides M¯enis and Nemesis, there is chalepaino 14 M. Potegal and R.W. Novaco (annoyance), kotos (resentment), cholos (bitterness, literally “bile”), thumos (in the more

studies include separate sympathetic and parasympathetic measures; see Buss et al. (2004) for an exception. 11.7 Summary To study children’s anger we must make sure that it is anger, not rage or aggression, which is being elicited since these concepts have been badly confused. Like Darwin, I believe that anger is an approach response to a blocked goal. In general, a child will react with anger when she/he knows of the response–goal connection and that it is blocked. If the child does not know

HVA (homovanillic acid, a major metabolite of catecholamine metabolism) levels in CSF; in contrast no associations with the respective NE and 5-HT metabolites MHPH or 5-HIAA were detected. The cited studies were supported by animal research using knockout mice as a powerful research tool to prove the association between MAO-A activity and aggression. Mice with an MAO-A gene knockout showed increased aggression. However, knockout studies also demonstrate the complexity of neurochemical regulation.

reducing the availability of its precursor, tryptophan. A drink containing 15 amino acids including the large neutral amino acids (LNAAs) but excluding tryptophan (Young, Smith, Pihl & Ervin, 1985) is administered. This drink has been shown to substantially lower both tryptophan in the plasma (up to 90%) and tissues and the rate of serotonin synthesis in the brain (Nishizawa et al., 1997) and the effects have been found to be maximal 4–6 h after consumption. The depleted drink is usually compared

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