Originated by: Dr Felicia Rivera Megret
Anger or wrath is an intense negative emotion. It involves a strong uncomfortable and hostile response to a perceived hurt or threat. Anger can happen when a person feels their personal boundaries are being or are going to be violated. Anger is an emotional reaction that impacts the body in a variety of ways.
A person experiencing anger will experience physical conditions, such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and increased levels of adrenalin. Some view anger as an emotion which triggers part of the fight or flight brain response. Anger is often used as a protective mechanism to cover up fear, hurt or sadness.
This module looks at what anger looks and feels like, when it is right and fair to be angry, and how to manage angry feelings.