Anger is a normal human emotion that is experienced across the life span, functioning on a continuum from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Anger is a natural response to those situations where individuals feel threatened, believe harm will come to them, or believe that another person has unnecessarily wronged them. Individuals may also become angry when they feel another person, such as a child or other family member, is being threatened or harmed. In addition, anger may result from frustration when needs, desires, and goals are not being met. When individuals become angry, they may lose patience and act impulsively, aggressively, or violently. This entry provides an overview of anger and responses to anger, its effect on relationships, anger management therapy models, ...

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