‘Anger guy,’ ‘Happy’ video: Martin pens column for Psychology Today
By now you’ve probably seen the irrepressibly fun, irresistibly catchy UW-Green Bay Psychology take on Pharrell Williams’ mega-hit, “Happy” (if you haven’t, check it out here. We’ll wait). You might also know that Associate Prof. Ryan Martin, UW-Green Bay’s resident “anger guy” (see http://blog.uwgb.edu/alltherage/martin/) was a driving force behind the video — and that the ostensible juxtaposition wasn’t lost on some of those who know him. Martin explains the connection and the video backstory in a new column, which was featured Wednesday (April 23) on the homepage of “Psychology Today.” He also talks about how Psych made “Happy” its own, incorporating classic study references and tiny Freuds. Good stuff, here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/all-the-rage/201404/why-anger-researcher-decided-make-happy-video.