The Anger Habit

The Anger Habit

by Carl Semmelroth, Donald Smith

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Overview

Carl Semmelroth's The Anger Habit is a leading anger-management book that is poised to become a major force in the category. This book is centered around the principle that for those who have anger problems, anger can be a learned response. Often the people with the problem don't realize that they are acting habitually, or why they are.

Semmelroth takes you step by step through the process of identifying and getting over the anger habit.

Case studies and stories show you how to avoid:
- Feelings of losing control
- Depression
- Panic
- Family battles

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402203343
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 723,898
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Carl Semmelroth, Ph.D., has maintained a mental health practice for more than twenty-five years in Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Michigan. He is the coauthor of The Anger Habit and the author of The Anger Habit Workbook.

Donald E.P. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Michigan and the author of six books.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Chapter 1The Anger Habit1
Chapter 2About Anger7
Chapter 3Warming Up to Anger21
Chapter 4A Tool of Anger37
Chapter 5Struggling for Control49
Chapter 6Parenting Using Rules59
Chapter 7Parenting With Reason71
Chapter 8Communicating Without Effect81
Chapter 9From Anger to Panic91
Chapter 10The "Guilties," Fear, and Remorse107
Chapter 11Voluntary Living119
Chapter 12Choices Beyond the Anger Habit135
Index143
About the Authors147

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Anger Habit 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This short book offers a solution to a difficult and dangerous problem: habitual, uncontrollable anger. Such anger, explain authors Carl Semmelroth and Donald E. P. Smith, is a bad habit, and other habits may trigger it. Just as smokers get the urge for a cigarette at certain times, such as after a meal, while having a drink or while socializing, angry people assert their anger according to repetitive patterns. They may explode, for example, in response to inconsiderate drivers, disobedient children or perceived slights from employers. They stoke their tantrums with feelings of frustration and negative interpretations of the conduct of others. They fantasize frequently about how they will get control over those they see as their antagonists. Semmelroth and Smith do not tell anger addicts to temper their outbursts. Instead, they believe angry people must break the habit altogether, by replacing rage with reason and trying to understand the deeper side of their own feelings. Although this idea has merit, the authors offer their prescription with, perhaps, less than fair warning of just how difficult it is to change habits as deeply rooted as those that nourish anger. With this caution, we suggests that people whose rages have become uncontrollable ¿ or those who have to work or live with them ¿ may benefit greatly from the ideas in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
AN EXTREMELY INSIGHTFUL AND HELPFUL BOOK. I CONSTANTLY FIND MYSELF REFERRING PEOPLE TO THIS BOOK AND AM GETTING WONDERFUL FEEDBACK. THE LENGTH AND FORMAT(ESPECIALLY THE LETTERS TO CLIENTS AND ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE EXAMPLES) MAKE THIS BOOK VERY HELPFUL TO A WIDE VARIETY OF PEOPLE. I USE THIS BOOK ESPECIALLY WITH CLIENTS REGARDING ANGER MANAGEMENT, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND PARENTING/CONTROL BATTLES. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE AUTHORS' NEXT WORK!!