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Chapter 8 – Managing Emotions

Believe things ought to be doesnt mean we should

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Unformatted text preview: life to fullest • view life as adventure and opportunity to grow – can help reduce fear of venturing into new, unknown territory Anger • anger: transient emotional response based on way one chooses to think about events o usually triggered by perceived provocation or mistreatment • everyone experiences anger – but to differing degrees • anger is temporary emotion • anger combines physiological and emotional arousal • anger expressed along continuum from simple resentment or jealousy to full- blown, out- of- control rage • angers is not same as hostility Sources of Anger • time, technology, tension • common circumstances for anger: o in automobile o in competitive games o at things that seem to be out of place o about taxes o over tardiness of others o at disorganization or sloppiness of others o at inanimate objects o over loss of objects o over world events and conditions beyond our control Effects of Anger • increase in cortisol and adrenaline • increase in blood pressure • increase in blood sugar • faster pulse • constriction of blood vessels • increased serum cholesterol levels • decreased immune function • insomnia and fatigue • similar to stress response • anger relates to heart disease, sudden heart attacks, chronic high blood pressure – harmful effects of anger may be more dangerous than stress response Only...
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