UW-Green Bay professor explores anger and how we can deal with it
There have been days lately where it seems we’re all angry – about something.The drama of politics, the never-ending fallout from COVID-19, we just stepped on a Lego that we told the kids to pick up, we were cut off in traffic, our internet is moving at the speed of a glacier or we just can’t find our flipping car keys.It’s always something, or so it seems.But why do we get mad in the first place? What, exactly, is anger? How can we manage it or, better yet, how can we use it to our advantage? Dr. Ryan Martin, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has some answers. He has studied anger from all sides for the past 20 years and has been called upon by the likes of Psychology Today the New York Times and NPR to discuss a subject we all recognize but really don’t fully understand.He was asked to do a TED talk, which has received over 3 million views since June of 2019, and now has written a book: Why We Get Mad.