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Anger: Examining Anger Variations and their Effects

Issued Date: 25.02.2022

Published Date: 26.02.2022

Author Affiliations: Anil Thomas

Co-Author Affiliations: Pranjali Vatsa


Anger is one of the simplest and primary emotions felt by human beings but this emotion can single-handedly give rise to various negative emotions like frustration, aggression, irritation, sadness, grief and pain. Anger, being the root cause of all these negative emotions, makes a very interesting topic to study. Here, we have tried to look into anger and its variations that can be expressed in the form of several emotions like mild irritation, annoyance, reduced tolerance level, frustration, full-blown tantrum etc. One hundred and eighty-two (N=182) individuals were studied from the Indian population belonging to different religions and sects. This data was collected via descriptive google forms. The Novaco Anger Scale (NAS) was used as the questionnaire. From this sample, we concluded that majority of the responders ranked towards the lower half of the anger scale regardless of age, sex and religion they belonged to.



Anger · Tolerance · Bullying · Rage · Aggression


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