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1.     What instinctive mechanism was crucial to the survival of our primitive ancestors?
     the "fight or flight" mechanism
2.     What happens when children witness violent outbursts of anger?
     Children who witness violent anger learn to settle their differences with others by inflicting physical pain.
3.     What effect can violence presented as entertainment have on children?
     This can desensitize children to acts of violence.
4.     Is it normal to experience feelings of anger?
     Yes
5.     What physiological sensations accompany angry feelings?
     elevated skin temperature, elevated pulse rate, elevated blood pressure, jaw clenches, muscles tense, sweating, "knots" in stomach, shallow breathing
6.     What causes anger?
     Anger is caused by the belief that someone is acting unfairly or that a situation that affects us is unjust.
7.     What is "displacement"?
     Instead of expressing anger directly toward the person who's incited our anger, we direct our anger toward a less threatening person.
8.     What is "passive-aggressive" behavior?
     Instead of dealing directly with the person who has caused our anger, we instead do something unkind or hurtful to that person in an indirect, nonconfrontational way.
9.     What is "suppression"?
     Feelings of anger are internalized and theses feelings eventually make us physically sick.
10.     What is "repression"?
     Anger is "stuffed away," so that the conscious mind doesn't even realize that we are angry.
11.     How can repressed anger re-emerge?
     It can re-emerge as rage.
12.     Chronically angry people are mad most of the time. True or false?
     true
13.     In what ways do chronically angry people justify their hostility?
     They label others with derogatory names. They mind-read. They exaggerate supposed injustices. They think that they have a right to expect certain kinds of behavior from others.
14.     Does violence solve any problem?
     No
15.     Can someone else's behavior create anger in us?
     No. It is our own thoughts about someone else's behavior that can cause us to feel angry.
16.     When you have a discussion with someone with whom you're angry, how can you turn that discussion into a constructive experience?
     Attack the problem, not the person - always be respectful.
17.     Do you know of some instances when anger was channeled in a positive way, as a force for change? If so, discuss these instances
     Various answers will be given.
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