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Success and Survival
Take a look through our Success and Survival Guide for suggestions on Academic Success Strategies, Managing Academic Stress and other information available on this website.
Anger is a common emotional response to feeling threatened or frustrated. Anger can be caused by such triggers as our needs, desires and goals not being met, by our perception that someone is insulting or disrespecting us or by everyday events, such as traffic congestion, a messy roommate, criticism, or not being listened to.
Sometimes anger can be justified and beneficial. For example, anger can motivate us to take corrective action or to get out of a destructive situation. Anger is not beneficial when it occurs too frequently, is experienced too intensely, and when it leads to aggression and hostility.
Aggression is an action we take when we become angry or frustrated. Aggression is behavior that is intended to harm someone. Aggressive behavior can be verbal in the form of insults, threats, demeaning comments, or sarcasm. Most often, aggressive behavior involves using threats, intimidation, or physical violence to punish or control others.
Hostility is a state of chronic anger that can lead to aggression against others. It can also have negative consequences for the hostile individual, including physical illness and the loss of significant relationships.
Anger becomes a problem when it leads to severe negative consequences that may be physiological, emotional, behavioral, interpersonal and legal.
If you are concerned about angry feelings that you are experiencing, or about a friend who you believe is losing control of his or her anger, it is time to get professional help. There are resources on campus that can help you to understand your angry feelings, and can teach you strategies for managing those feelings, such as relaxation techniques, communication and conflict resolution skills, and changing your inflammatory thoughts and beliefs. You do not have to deal with anger on your own.
Resources for Understanding and Coping with Anger at Iona College:
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