Psychology paper about catharsis

Psychology paper about catharsis - Chelsea Moore Psychology...

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Chelsea Moore Psychology 1101 Professor Suveg Overview: In the article You Can't Punch Your Way Out of Anger , Art Markman talks of how there is a common belief that anger and frustration can build up inside of us and it can come out as “an energetic fury.” He expounds on this general assumption, or the hydraulic model, by saying that one could go “let off some steam” by hitting a punching bag. Markman then tells the reader about catharsis and how it does not help the body cope with anger, but in fact, it is actually bad for the body because it links anger to aggressive behavior (Markman, Ulterior Motives). Markman suggests to the reader that when one is feeling angry, they should take a few minutes to sit and meditate as the way of calming down instead of resulting to aggressive activities. Stance: The hypothesis that ventilating one’s anger by hitting a punching bag or a pillow leads to being a happier person seems to have been engraved in our society and culture for centuries. In
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Crystal during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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