Round 3 How can anger transform to become a positive emotion?

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I originally have this prepared for 4 rounds of research. Depending how things will turn out, this may be the last post from what I have seen for others!  

Summary to this round, you will be reading how we could control, and prevent anger-stemming situations. Other portion is indulging to the topics I have merged with your questions in the comments  

Inquiry Question: How can anger be transformed to become a positive emotion?

Here is a list of suggestions that can help control anger: 

  • Counting to 10- provides you time to think more clearly before acting anything out while serving as a distraction (2) (8)
  • Breathing slowly-  take breaths. Try to breathe out more than you breath in which calms you down. (2) (3) (6)
    • Relax (2)(4)(8) and understand this is temporary
  • Recognizing signs before and during  when you get angry (2) (4) (8) 
  • Learning how to communicate and sharing thoughts (2) (3) (4)
  • Think about the big picture, don't narrow your thoughts and mind (3)

 

Another way to remember ways out from anger is R.E.L.A.X. (4) from a program of anger managing. 

R = Recognize your anger signals.

E = Empathize by seeing the other person's point of view.

L = Listen and really hear what the person is saying.

A = Accept that the other person's anger is not about you.

X = X out the past, and keep it in the present

Before moving forward, taking a look at some "reasons" to act. Anger has been associated with coronary heart disease. Flip sides of a coin for justifications of anger appearing comes from push to solve a problem or going against another's feeling. Research also shows a relation between increasing risk of road accidents when angry as well (5) (9) 

I personally like this piece of information, where they mention that practice is key to reducing anger and the ability to handle it (7) 

Another form of dealing with anger is going back to our roots. Back when we were children.
There is a "turtle" method.  In summary of what it is when a situation arises that causes you to be frustrated or angry, this is when you start going into a "shell" and here you take 3 deep breaths, next is to come out and start finding a resolution to the problem at hand. (6)
I think this is a cute, but applicable idea that is helpful when used. In essence, it is the ideas above from the other research finds. 

Prince Ea YouTube video explains one way he suggests could help to deal with "pain, fear or anger" (1). Personally I find it's pretty interesting so take 1 minute to watch! 
He talks about embracing the problem at hand and let it go. Using the cup of water as an analogy, the longer dwell on the matter of angry, it'll become tougher to deal with. 

Sources: 

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h72r9NfWlO8 (Prince Ea)

  2. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/...n/controlling-anger/ (UK Health Website)
  3. https://www.psychologytoday.co...ger-seven-quick-tips (Author Licensed Ph.D psychologist)
  4. https://joe.org/joe/2016october/pdf/JOE_v54_5a3.pdf (Journal) 
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3019061/ 
  6. http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/m...module2/handout7.pdf (Vanderbilt University) 
  7. https://www.apa.org/monitor/mar03/advances.aspx 
  8. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ848672.pdf
    1. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ848672 (Journal- peer reviewed)
  9. https://journals.plos.org/plos...journal.pone.0156948 (Peer Reviewed website)

Got thoughts, ideas, opinions or something to say?   Comment away! I will reply!

This is the last round; however, if there is round 4, I will be looking at topics requested in comments by YOU: 

Why we make spur of the moment choices when angry- Bogden CBSS

A story about anger of some sort - Catherine CBSS

Physiological happenings when angry- Alison, Rhea CBSS

How maturity affects control level of anger - Joanna CBSS

Next posts to look for: R4, Metamorphosis, Burn, BYU

That's it! I look forward to your research as well! Thanks! 

~Jim
CA
CBSS 

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Thanks for reading!

See you there! 

Codes in titles: 
S: stands for "Series" which correlates to a unique inquiry question. 
(C) Cycle: Each consists ideally 6 rounds (posts) of research. Question may change every cycle, or be continued from previous cycle. (About 4 cycles per school year) 
Round [of research]: Individual posts in a research cycle. Sometimes denoted as "R" 

For self notes: Resentment, anger, grudge, relational aggression 

 

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Hey Jim,

I really liked this round of research! I especially enjoyed the addition of the children's "Turtle" method of anger management as it compared quite nicely with the adult ones, too. I do hope you follow through with that fourth round (as I'm quite excited to see what you find for a few of the suggestions....specifically mine haha). If you do another research round, maybe you could look into if caffeine impacts anger levels and regulation of anger. I remember one time my boss told me that if I drink coffee I'll be more prone to anger and temperament issues.

Here are a couple sites you could use for next week's research:
https://www.mentalhelp.net/art...physiology-of-anger/
https://www.psychologytoday.co...screw-your-decisions

Good luck, I look forward to reading round 4
Joanna

Hi Jim! 

Nice research round! As always, you did an amazing job on making your text interesting and fun to read. You had a lot of different text colors, photos and a video to spice it up! I like how you mentioned ways we can control anger. I feel like it is a crucial to look at anger from a point where it may not necessarily be a positive emotion. Good job! There were a lot of different ways of which our anger can be controlled that I never really thought about! I like how you talked about how we need to always look at some reasons to act when faced with such sentiment. Nonetheless, I hope you take your inquiry question to your fourth research round. Your question is absolutely fascinating. I believe there are so many topics to cover about it, and I admire how you were able to narrow it down.

On the first website listed below, I found an interesting statement about your topic is how anger is sometimes seen as a secondary emotion. This is because you supposedly need to feel a sentiment of (despair, hurt, confusion, frustration and confusion) to feel. You can look into that, how emotions work together/or separately and what the buildup of such sentiment can affect us. Sometimes when we are on a “feeling high” or high energy, it is observed that we engage in desperate tactics. For example, sometimes when one gets frustrated, they have this will to punch something. Another example can be if you were incorrectly labelled or accused of something you didn’t do, you just get so angry that you want to scream. What makes us do that and lash out? Why does this buildup of sentiment result in something we can’t control? Is there some science behind that? I hope you look into that. Nonetheless, from your research rounds so far, I believe that anger is not necessarily a problem; however, it’s how you choose to handle which determines such! 

 

Websites to look into: 

http://creducation.net/resourc...condary_emotion.html  

https://www.psychologytoday.co...-guilt-hurt-and-fear   

https://www.psychologytoday.co...-anger-may-be-hiding  

https://www.thedailypositive.c...e-lashes-out-at-you/  

 

Good luck! 

-Alison

Hi Jim,
 
this is a very interesting topic.  Anger is something that is just a part of life and the way you deal with it is up to you.  We all deal with anger in different ways.  After reading this, I thought about how very true this all was and looked at how some of those things applied to me.  Being relaxed and not doing anything you'll regret later on is important.  It is hard sometimes to calm down when you are really angry or upset about something.  Breathing and considering the other persons feelings is something that usually helps me calm down.
 
The part where each letter of RELAX stood for something to help you in the process of calming down was really helpful.  It is easy and important to remember.  The letter and meaning that really stood out to me was X.  "X out the past, and keep it in the present."  I know from my experiences that bringing things up from the past is usually a major part of the fight, but if we just accepted what happened or realized it was stupid to hold onto something, we would resolve a lot of problems.  The video was also very helpful in the way that he talked about how the universe teaches us these lessons for a reason.  It made me rethink some things.  The glass of water reference was a great way to explain how anger works.  Being angry takes more energy and time and just letting it go helps with moving on.
 
If you were to continue on this topic, I would be interested in learning about how anger affects are thinking and what is going on in our heads.  This was a very cool thing to learn about since it happens in our lives a lot.  I would love to also learn more about how anger is associated with heart and bodily functions.  I love your ideas and think they are a really powerful subject. 
 
Here is a site that might help you for your next round:
 
 
Keep up the great work!
~Haley M.
 

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