Friday, March 24, 2023


from Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

You may have noticed that anger and aggressiveness abound in our society. Researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute set out to find a solution. They found that four weeks of therapy delivered on the Internet can help people with anger and aggression. Results, published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, evaluated the two strategies— mindful emotion awareness and cognitive reappraisal to determine which best helped control anger. Turns out the combination of both therapies appeared to reduce most forms of anger. Usually, finding volunteers for scientific studies is difficult, not this time. Authors say they had a high number of applicants. No word on whether those turned away showed anger.