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
- Family battles
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)|
About the Author
Donald E.P. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Michigan and the author of six books.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||The Anger Habit||1|
|Chapter 2||About Anger||7|
|Chapter 3||Warming Up to Anger||21|
|Chapter 4||A Tool of Anger||37|
|Chapter 5||Struggling for Control||49|
|Chapter 6||Parenting Using Rules||59|
|Chapter 7||Parenting With Reason||71|
|Chapter 8||Communicating Without Effect||81|
|Chapter 9||From Anger to Panic||91|
|Chapter 10||The "Guilties," Fear, and Remorse||107|
|Chapter 11||Voluntary Living||119|
|Chapter 12||Choices Beyond the Anger Habit||135|
|About the Authors||147|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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!!