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2013 | 44 | 2 | 147-156
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Anger Makes You Feel Stronger: The Positive Infl uence of Trait Anger in a Real-Life Experiment

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Although anger as a negative emotion is associated with unpleasantness, recent research on anger highlights its motivational effect. The present study tested whether individuals experience both, an unpleasant and an activating affect, after real-life provocations. Results revealed that an anger situation evoked not only typical subjective and cardiovascular anger reactions but also a sense of strength, which is a positive affect. A comparison of participants with low versus high anger disposition according to the STAXI-2 at baseline, treatment, and recovery showed that participants with high trait anger consistently scored higher in subjective ratings of feeling strong than their counterparts did. Moreover, we found a larger and longer lasting effect of feeling strong than feeling angry after an anger treatment. Thus, differences in anger disposition infl uence the positive correlation between trait anger and positive affect.
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44
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2
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147-156
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  • Department of Psychology Goethe University Frankfurt, PEG Gebäude, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Phone: 0049-69-79835333, tibubos@psych.uni-frankfurt.de
  • Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Goethe University Frankfurt
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