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The Anger Fallacy: Uncovering the Irrationality of the Angry Mindset

Imprint: Samford Valley, Qld; Australian Academic Press; 2013Extent: vi, 250 p.ISBN: 9781922117199EISBN: 9781922117205Publication Type: MonographSubjects: Social Sciences; Psychology

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Abstract: Anger is everywhere - behind everything from road rage to wrap rage, domestic violence to international conflicts. People cling to their anger, as a tool of influence and a driver of revenge. But is anger really ever useful? And can we learn to overcome it? In this entertaining and ground-breaking book, two of Australia's leading clinical psychologists take a radical approach to anger management, exploding the irrational beliefs that fuel this noxious and misunderstood emotion. Through numerous examples from popular culture and the consulting room, and with a sizable dose of humour, the authors show how to combat anger by substituting empathy and understanding for righteous angry judgments. Along the way, readers will learn a new way of viewing people and their actions that is at once powerful and serene.

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Anger is everywhere

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    But anger gets results ...

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      But anger motivates me...

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        But anger is part of my image ...

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          Shoulding: The cognitive basis of anger

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            What are you 'really' angry about?

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              Anger treatment 101: Get your facts straight!

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                Anger treatment 102: The arbitrariness of 'shoulds'

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                  Anger treatment 103: Seeing the machine

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                    Anger treatment 104: The empathy solution

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                      Getting past unfairness

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                        Respect: A closer look

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                          Recap and conclusion

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