Published : 2012-08-28

Anger in selected psychotherapeutical approaches

Iwona Czuma

Ewa Cwalina

Section: Extended empirical articles


The purpose of this paper is to discuss the problem of anger in the context of selectedpsychotherapeutical approaches. Anger is a primarily adaptive emotion, indispensableto the correct functioning of a human being, providing protection and security, as well asregulating interpersonal contacts. However, it can become an unadapted emotion throughassociation with previous traumatic experiences, thus making a healthy reaction moredifficult. It is unadapted anger that often becomes the focus of psychotherapeutic work.Many approaches to unadapted anger and the multitude of aspects of this phenomenonallow to better understand a person who reacts with anger to events affecting them. Theyalso enable the therapist to select the most adequate form of help.


anger ; emotion ; psychotherapeutical approach


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Czuma, I., & Cwalina, E. (2012). Anger in selected psychotherapeutical approaches. Studia Psychologica: Theoria Et Praxis, 2(12), 119-133. Retrieved from

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