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State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory

  1. Charles D. Spielberger

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0942

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Spielberger, C. D. 2010. State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. University of South Florida

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  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;
  • aggression;
  • hostility;
  • STAXI;
  • emotion;
  • personality;
  • anger expression;
  • anger control