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By Robert J. Blanchard

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ISBN-13: 9781483199689

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Whether we examine barroom brawls or battles over backyard fences, lethal consequences can result from anger provocation and its impairment to reason and judgment. The involvement of anger in occurrences of individual violence can be approached with regard to (1) premeditated aggression and (2) impulsive aggression. This distinction is useful for understanding the dynamic properties of anger as well as differentiating forms of aggression as violent actions. The corresponding differences in anger processes have implications for therapeutic interventions.

They sacked the houses of the governors, and killed every minister of the duke upon whom they could lay their hands" (p. 92). Fortunately for the Duke, the savage attack on the Guglielmi described above had a cathartic effect on the mob, who by terms of agreement allowed him to leave Florence. Beyond this discussion it can be seen that the mobilization of collective violence may occur with a variety of anger involvements: (1) it may 44 Raymond W. Novaco be triggered "spontaneously" by an angry person or small group who have a modeling influence and thereby set in motion a contagion cycle; (2) charismatic individuals may foment collective violence through dramaturgical displays of anger and indignation (Hitler being an infamous example); and (3) persons in prescribed social roles may progressively organize or otherwise incite aggrieved groups to attack and revolt by activating anger as an energizing force.

The paranoid personality disorder consists of pervasive mistrust, unwarranted suspicions, and hyper sensitivity. The hypersensitivity is reflected in the exaggeration of difficulties, the inability to relax, a tendency to perceive slights and be offended, and a readiness for counterattack. Such individuals have rigid views and narrow expectations. They often have trouble in work settings with supervisors and peers. Unlike paranoia and paranoid schizophrenia, the paranoid personality does not have systemized delusions or hallucinations and/or other psychotic characteristics.

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