Anger and Anxiety: Predictors, Coping Strategies, and Health Effects


José Fernando A. Cruz and Rui Manuel C. Sofia (Editors)
School of Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

This book intends to increase general knowledge about two of the most studied and prevalent emotions in everyday life: anger and anxiety. Despite being a major aim of many research studies and theoretical perspectives, there are still many controversies and issues that remain unsolved. Therefore, this book includes a collection of chapters that provide a further advance not only on the theoretical issues related to anger and anxiety, but also includes recent empirical findings in different applied contexts (e.g., military, sports, etc.). The chapters are distributed between two major sections: a) Theoretical and conceptual approaches; and b) research and implications. About twenty-four authors and co-authors with diverse scientific backgrounds and from ten different countries have tried to expand our knowledge on anger and anxiety, through ten conceptual and empirical papers, including laboratorial and applied field studies, with such diverse populations such as children, adolescents and adults.

Overall, within an integrative perspective, these studies highlight (among other issues) the importance of considering the many self-regulation processes (e.g., coping, emotion regulation, self-control, etc.) associated with these emotions as well as their consequences and effects on health outcomes, interpersonal relationships and general psychological functioning.
The editors believe this book will be an important contribution to the future theory and research of anxiety and anger by promoting other reviews and studies toward a better comprehension of how individuals deal with these emotions across several life and applied domains. Hopefully, this book will also fuel further investigations that combine both of these emotions, which often seem to arise simultaneously. Ultimately, the main aim of this book is to provide important guidelines and cues for interventions directed at helping individuals dealing and managing their anxiety and anger, contributing to their overall well-being, psychological functioning and general adaptation to everyday complex demands.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part I. Theoretical and Conceptual Approaches

Chapter 1. An Overview of Anger and Anxiety: Personality Predictors and Coping (pp. 3-32)
Susana Rodrigues, Mariana Kaiseler and João Paulo Silva Cunha

Chapter 2. Comprehending How Individuals Regulate Anger: An Integrative Review of Coping, Emotion Regulation and Self-Control Processes (pp. 33-80)
Rui Manuela Costa Sofia and José Fernando A. Cruz

Chapter 3. Emotion Regulation, Beliefs about Negative Emotions and Anxiety: Relations and Possible Implications (pp. 81-106)
Bruna I. Arruda, Fernanda Fucci-da-Costa, Juliane C. Borsa, Daniel C. Mograbi

Chapter 4. Anger Dysregulation in Adolescents with Persisting Offending Behaviors (pp. 107-134)
Stéphanie Habersaat and Sébastien Urben

Chapter 5. The Neurobiology of Anger Involving Medical, Pharmacological and Neuroimmune Implications (pp. 135-162)
Daniel J. Guerra

Part II. Research and Implications

Chapter 6. Stoic Regulation: The Influence of Military Combat Training on Neurobehavioral Indices of Anger (pp. 165-200)
Gadi Gilam, Yehuda Judd Ne’eman, Gal Raz, Tamar Lin, Eyal Fruchter and Talma Hendler

Chapter 7. The Role of Anger Rumination in the Frustration-Aggression Link (pp. 201-216)
Dwight A. Hennessy

Chapter 8. Anger and Conflicts in Early Childhood Education: Expressing Worries about Early Intervention through the Incredible Years Programs (pp. 217-238)
Liv Torunn Grindheim

Chapter 9. Threat Appraisals, Performance Anxiety, and Associations with Motivation and Emotion Regulation in Sport Competition: An Exploratory Study with Young Athletes (pp. 239-268)
Joana Maria A. Osório, José Fernando Cruz, Rui Manuel Sofia and Maria Manuela Peixoto

Chapter 10. The Effects of a Multimodal Intervention Program on National Competitive Swimmers’ State Anxiety and Coping (pp. 269-294)
Aude Rogissart and Guillaume Martinent

About the Editors (pp. 295-304)

Index (pp. 305)

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