State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Spielberger, C. D. 2010. State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
In 1872, Darwin (1965) observed that anger (rage) was a powerful emotion that motivated “animals of all kinds, and their progenitors before them, when attacked or threatened by an enemy, to fight and protect themselves” (p. 74). Anger is reflected in facial expressions (e.g., reddened face, clenched teeth), muscular tension, and accelerated heart rate, and it differs from rage “only in degree, and there is no marked distinction in their characteristics” (Darwin, 1965, p. 244).
- anger expression;
- anger control