Chapter 9: Anger

Chapter 9 Learning Objectives

  • Does anger meet the requirements for an emotion?
  • How do the emotion components for anger change?
  • What is the support for anger as a basic emotion?
  • What is the support for anger as a socially constructed emotion?
  • What are the biological bases of anger? Which modern theories are supported by current findings on anger and biology?
  • What are the cognitive appraisals associated with anger?
    • Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis
    • CNA model?
    • GAM model?
    • How do the CNA and GAM model differ? How are they similar?
    • What emotion components do the CAN and GAM suggest are important to the causes of anger?
  • How does anger differ from other emotions, such as fear, anxiety, and sadness?


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