When Getting Angry Is the Most Rational Thing to Do

Anger gets a bad rap. Sure, when there's too much of it or when it's improperly applied it can cause damage, but you could say that for nearly any other emotion. Learn how anger can make you smarter, more competent, and more realistic. » 9/04/14 12:30pm 9/04/14 12:30pm

Why we hold grudges about little injuries but forgive big ones

Why do people forgive the guy who burned their house down, but still hate that one relative who had a nasty tone while thanking them for a birthday present? Here's why we nurse grudges about small things, but forgive the big ones. » 3/09/14 8:00am 3/09/14 8:00am

Psychologists find that anger leads to optimism

Two psychology researchers had a simple question: How do emotions influence our decisions? What they discovered was a strong association between two emotions we don’t normally connect. People who were angry made choices that were just as optimistic as those made by happy people. » 10/31/12 4:37pm 10/31/12 4:37pm

With nearly 1 in 12 teens diagnosed, is 'Anger Disorder' the next big…

With all that teens have to go through on the way to adulthood, it's understandable that many of them lash out and lose it everyone once in awhile. But a new study from Harvard suggests that nearly 8% of teens are now exhibiting outbursts so violent, they fall into the category of a mental disorder. » 7/05/12 1:30pm 7/05/12 1:30pm

What does anger look like? Creepy, ghostly stick figures

Anger carries a lot of baggage. Musical tones, color schemes, physical sensations, and words can all convey this emotion, and the pictures above are compilations of people's feelings of rage. » 3/20/12 12:45pm 3/20/12 12:45pm