When Uncontrolled Anger Becomes a Solider's Enemy

February 2012

Raymond Novaco, Professor of  Psychology and Social Behavior, is a leading authority on the psychology of anger and violence. He pioneered the field of anger management in the 1970's, later extending that work to hospitalized patients and Vietnam combat veterans. Recently, he has applied his anger assessment research to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. "A substantial number of our current war veterans have difficulty controlling their anger. This has serious implications for their ability to maintain supportive personal relationships and jobs," says Novaco.

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