In a thoughtful new book, renowned author and psychologist Peter Sacco takes a good, hard look at anger and the reasons it might be disrupting our lives, and future generations. In What's Your Anger Type? Revised Edition, he asks, can anger be addictive and racially hateful?
"After working with individuals one-on-one in counseling and in groups, I would definitely have to say yes,” he says. "There are people who get totally aroused, empowered and motivated by their anger.” People respond to adversity and emotions one of two ways. They either run from it, or they stand up to it. "If you keep standing up to conflict or seek it, you get aroused and release adrenaline. This hormone provides a rush almost like a stimulant or 'upper.' We are seeing more of this now in acts driven by political fanaticism and moral justification.
There are twelve types of anger identified in What's Your Anger Type? Revised Edition. A series of self-inventory tests help to clarify the different anger types and provide tips on overcoming them through proven methods. The two most important facts to keep in mind about anger, Sacco says, are that anger is a normal and healthy emotion, and you are not nuts or insane when you get angry. "It is how you deal with your anger which is the most important factor,” he continues. "There's no time like the present to modify your life and make optimal living your goal.” His new book examines how 'anger' is affecting today's children in North America.
Sacco is appearing on news and radio almost regularly now with the changing of the guard in the USA, to address why individuals have become so angry, enraged, intolerant and even hateful of people they co-existed with for decades. How can one USA presidential change create such turmoil? Sacco discusses 'moralistic anger,' one of the anger-types in this insightful book, to examine why not only Americans are so angry, but people around the world are getting caught up in this chaos. Is the USA on the brink of chaos and mayhem because of this rage?
In addition to being an author of many books and more than 800 magazine articles, Sacco is an award-winning lecturer at universities in both the USA and Canada, specializing in relationships, criminal psychology, addictions, and mental health. He is also a frequent resident expert on several television programs and appears regularly as a guest expert on many news talk radio shows in the USA (FOX, ABC, CBS, Iheart, Coast To Coast, etc.), as well as hosting the weekly radio show "Matters of the Mind: Managing Relationships and Mental Health.” He is also an award-winning executive producer and host of documentaries on relationships, psychological issues and child issues.
For more information, please visit www.petersacco.com.