Psychological models of anger are numerous and varied, each providing unique insights into the complex nature of this emotion. Here are some of the models I found:

  1. Cognitive Models of Anger: These models highlight the role of cognition in anger. Cognitive processes can influence how we perceive and react to situations that might provoke anger.
  2. Behavioral Models of Anger: Emotional-processing models propose that memories associated with or triggered by fear consist of a cognitive network of information. This model suggests that our past experiences can shape our emotional responses, including anger.
  3. Psychodynamic Models of Anger: In Psychodynamics, there are two main models: the conflict model and the deficit model. The conflict model sees symptoms as compromise formations among conflicting emotions, while the deficit model focuses on the absence or lack of certain psychological capacities.
  4. The A-B-C-D Model for Anger Management: This is a classic cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) technique developed by one of CBT’s founders, Albert Ellis. It provides a framework for understanding how beliefs influence our emotional responses, including anger.
  5. Recalibrational Theory of Anger: This computational evolutionary model posits that the function of anger is to recalibrate individuals who infringe upon our interests. It emphasizes the adaptive value of anger in promoting social cooperation.
  6. The Theory of Anger Model: This model suggests that anger is a secondary emotion, triggered by one or more primary emotions like hurt, fear, frustration, etc. Understanding these underlying emotions can be key to managing anger effectively
These models all contribute to our understanding of anger from different perspectives, helping us better manage and navigate this complex emotion.

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