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Women's Anger
Clinical and Developmental Perspectives
by Deborah L. Cox, Ph.D., Sally D. Stabb, Ph.D., and Karin H. Bruckner, L.P.C.

Women's Anger brings together, in an integrated presentation of anger over the lifespan, theoretical understandings, clinical experiences, empirical research, and the lived experience of anger for women and girls.

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Womens Anger brings together, in an integrated presentation of anger over the lifespan, theoretical understandings, clinical experiences, empirical research, and the lived experience of anger for women and girls. Womens Anger offers a combined focus on feminist and developmental perspectives on anger, the psychology of emotion, and applied theory. It also focuses on the adaptive and functional aspects of womens anger rather than on the traditional, psychopathology-based models. The reader will be introduced to several clinical illustrations from actual clients as well as to personal accounts of women and girls talking about their own perspectives on anger. The books unique explorations of the clinical and social issues in the assessment of anger reflects the authors multiple roles as researchers, therapists and teachers. It is a must for anyone who wishes to understand how women, and girls learn to feel, think and behave around this crucial emotion.

  • Introduction: The Paradox of Anger.
  • Anger in Emotion Theory,.
  • The Formation of Socialized Anger in Women.
  • Clinical Issues in Womens Anger.
  • Women Speak About Anger.
  • Synthesis and Conclusions.
Socialization and culture play key roles in shaping the unhealthy ways in which feminine anger is negotiated. Womens Anger: Clinical and Developmental Perspectives reveals the complex nature of the anger experience for girls and women, how it exists as an internal phenomenon, and how it effects interpersonal interactions and the broader social environment. The authors share with us how womens public and self-identity are formed in relation to how they negotiate, understand and experience anger as a powerful force and as an unwanted emotion.

275 pages; soft bound

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