Expression of Anger and the Religious Seminarians

  • Jobi Thurackal Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru
Keywords: Anger, Physiological arousal, Desire for revenge, Frustration

Abstract

Anger is a universal emotion. It has been associated with various factors like physiological arousal, unpleasant feelings, appraisals of insult, desire for revenge, frustration, and aggressive behaviour. Cultures vary in the norms regarding the expression of anger and beliefs about the normalcy of anger among the different age groups of the population. Christianity looks at the emotion of anger negatively when it is expressed for personal purpose, whereas when it is put across for common justice it is compromised. This article describes the nature of the emotion of anger and its expression with the help of a study done on the religious male adults who were doing their philosophical and theological studies in seminaries.

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Published
2010-06-30