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Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, Decision Science, and Management


Book Abstract: From the individual rage-driven violence of domestic abuse to the destructive causes and lasting consequences of large scale ethnic and political conflict, anger and its effects are ubiquitous in human life, and are the focus of intense study across many scientific disciplines: fields as varied as affective neuroscience, health science, psychology, psychophysiology, and sociology have all contributed to recent advances in the understanding of anger. The editors of the International Handbook of Anger bring these major contributions together for a unique portrayal of the many aspects of anger—evolutionary and biological bases, behavioral processes and effects, physiological concomitants, clinical aspects, and role in the larger social picture—with coverage that is both wide-ranging and integrative. State-of-the-art findings by highly regarded experts are organized for maximum utility, with extensive cross-referencing between chapters and editors’ introductory commentary linking the book’s sections.


Lerner, Jennifer S. "Fuel in the Fire: How Anger Impacts Judgment and Decision-Making." International Handbook of Anger. Ed. Michael Potegal, Gerhardt Stemmler, and Charles Spielberger. Springer, 2010, 287-311.