Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion Paperback – Sep 15 1989
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From Library Journal
Revised from the 1983 edition, this update includes new material on highway anger and violence in sports, young women's anger, and strategies for getting through specific anger problems, chronic anger, family anger, etc. Still "recommended for most popular collections" ( LJ 1/1/83). BOMC and Quality Paperback alternate selections; serialized in Psychology Today and Reader's Digest. -- MR
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Los Angeles Times Witty, provocative, and impressively documented, this work lights a candle in cursed darkness.
Dr. Ashley Montagu author of The Nature of Human Aggression This book is not only the best of its kind ever written, but the most helpfully enlightening I have ever read.
The New York Times Intelligent and witty, Tavris shows us how to use the anger of hope to avoid falling into the anger of despair.
Philadelphia Inquirer Enlightening and reassuring. Her calm approach to a volatile subject is a welcome tonic for our times.
Top Customer Reviews
I think the angry reviews in part misunderstand what she wrote. It is not true that she "ignores the fact that different individuals have learned different ways! of dealing with frustration and anger" as the writer of another book on the subject puts it. She quite acknowledges that. She also thinks anger is useful in certain ways.
Please read or re-read her book. It is refreshing, full of humor and yes she has some reason to criticize the ALLMIGHTY UNCONSCIOUS that unconscious shrinks interpret as they wish. Good thing that the unconscious cannot talk back !!!
Instead she suggests various models and techniques to help understand what "sets us off" and how to manage anger. A number of situations are covered and illustrated by personal and clinical examples.
This is not a prescription for a quick fix for quick tempers - while Dr. Tavris is sympathetic about the many reasons why we get angry, she avoids simplistic behavioral techniques as well as overly introspective ones
Most recent customer reviews
Carol Tavris offers some very practical advice. Apart from when the expression of anger is intended to dissolve a relationship, anger becomes effective when: (1) the anger is... Read morePublished on July 18 2001 by tamiii
Tavris has authored a fine book on an important topic. She is a social psychologist which is a blessing because it allows her to review research rather than focus on her own navel... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2000
I first read this book about eight years ago. Though some of Ms. Tavris' analysis is suspect, the vast majority is well-founded and accurate IF YOU APPROACH IT WITH AN OPEN MIND. Read morePublished on July 19 1999 by D. Hicks