Director: Eric R. Dahlen, Ph.D.
Anger is a common emotion experienced by everyone. Surveys of college students and community adults show that most people feel at least mildly angry several times a week and that approximately 33% experience daily anger. Mild to moderate anger can energize individuals to address injustices, assert themselves, and solve problems. These positive effects remind us that the goal of anger management programs should not to eliminate one's experience of angry feelings. Without the ability to experience anger, one would be poorly equipped to meet many basic needs.