Chapter 2What Makes People so Angry?Predatory Anger

In the last chapter, we learned about the type of chronically angry person whose anger response is motivated by frustration. This frustration is maintained or reinforced by negative and unpleasant perceptions of the world. (We gave these unpleasant perceptions a term: called AMPs.) Life would be tough enough if the only type of anger we had to deal with was the anger that people store up as a result of living in a frustrated world. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only type of angry person we might encounter. The frustrated angry person shows anger in response to displeasure and disappointment. There are people who use anger and aggression to create feelings of satisfaction as well. These are the ...

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