This presentation is intended for adults with anger
management issues to learn what anger is, why they
get angry, and ways to prevent an anger response.
Who am I?
My name is Jamie Reed.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling from Carson-Newman College. I am currently a second year student in the EDS Program in School Psychology at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.
For the last five years, I have provided individual anger management counseling for parents and teens through contract work for the Department of Family and Children’s Services in North Georgia counties.
Wikipedia provided the following definition of anger:
Anger is an emotional state that may range from minor irritation to intense rage. The physical effects of anger include increased heart rate, blood pressure, and levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline .  Some view Anger as part of the fight or flight brain response to the perceived threat of pain.  Anger becomes the predominant feeling behaviorally, cognitively and physiologically when a person makes the conscious choice to take action to immediately stop the threatening behavior of another outside force. 
This definition was found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anger ,
“ There’s nothing wrong with occasional, moderate anger. It creates no lasting harm. But chronic, sustained anger can be a serious problem. By keeping the body in a constant state of emergency, chronic anger can contribute to hypertension, heart disease, and increased mortality from all causes” (McKay & Rogers, 2000, p. 10).
Shekelle and his associates completed the Western Electric Study in 1983. “Of the 1,877 men studied in Chicago, those who scored high on a hostility scale were one and a half times more likely to have a heart attack than men who had lower hostility scores” (McKay & Rogers, p. 11)
This is a topic covered at the American Psychological Association website. This web page explains what anger is, goals of anger management, and strategies for controlling anger.
Testing Your Anger Control Questionnaire
An anger questionnaire provided at the Outlook Associates of New England website. With this questionnaire, answer statements with time frames varying from never to always in order to determine your anger score.
The Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) website offers the following:
complete your own anger management plan: http://www.aadac.com/124_1128.asp
create a plan for dealing with challenging situations: http://www.aadac.com/124_1123.asp
provides a true/false anger questionnaire: http://www.aadac.com/124_1129.asp
This web page provides a definition of anger, discusses causes of anger, reveals philosophical and religious perspectives on anger, provides ways to deal with anger, and notes how anger can be strategic.
Anger Management for Dummies
Gentry, W. D. (2007). Anger Management for Dummies. Indianapolis, Indiana: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
The Anger Control Workbook
McKay, M., & Rogers, P. (2000). The Anger Control Workbook. Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
This presentation created by Jamie Reed, M.Ed. 04/23/2008 [email_address]