ANGER ON MY MIND

Is anger biologically determined

Posted on: May 5, 2007

  I continue to read “When Anger Hurts.” The author has been engaging the reader in a discussion regarding whether some are biologically determined to anger. The conclusion of the discussion suggests no definitive link between anger/aggression and specific biological determinants. However let me offer my clinical observations from seeing several children with anger management problems. I have seen children in therapy as young as five who display severe anger or aggression. This aggression often leads to serious complications in preschool and kindergarten. Surely these individuals are biologically determined to be angry. Not true. A careful examination of clinical history will reveal that there is improper anger management (aggression, domestic violence, poor communication skills) in the child’s environment which they learn and practice. My observations therefore reinforce the scientific data. The expression of anger is learned and can be unlearned.    

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