Category Archives: Anger

The fruits of social anger

To those who say anger is destructive or pointless: Not so! Getting angry spurs and sustains us to take action for justice You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the … Continue reading

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Inducing anger increases economic conservatism

People are more likely to endorse economically conservative ideals when they’re angry, according to new psychology research. “As a Canadian living in the United States, I was fascinated by the level of anger being exhibited both before and after the … Continue reading

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Conciliatory Gestures promote Forgiveness and Reduce Anger in Humans

Conflict is an inevitable component of social life, and natural selection has exerted strong effects on many organisms to facilitate victory in conflict and to deter conspecifics from imposing harms upon them. Like many species, humans likely possess cognitive systems … Continue reading

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