Anger and prosocial behavior

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Anger is often primarily portrayed as a negative emotion that motivates antagonistic, aggressive, punitive, or hostile behavior. We propose that this portrayal is too one-sided. A review of the literature on behavioral consequences of anger reveals evidence for the positive and even prosocial behavioral consequences of this emotion. We outline a more inclusive view of anger and its role in upholding cooperative and moral behavior, and suggest a possible role of equity concerns. We also suggest new predictions and lines of research derived from our perspective.
Keywords: anger, compensation, inequity, moral outrage, prosocial, punishment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-268
JournalEmotion Review
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Punishment
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Prediction
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Equity

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van Doorn, J. ; Zeelenberg, M. ; Breugelmans, S.M. / Anger and prosocial behavior. In: Emotion Review. 2014 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 261-268.
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Anger and prosocial behavior. / van Doorn, J.; Zeelenberg, M.; Breugelmans, S.M.

In: Emotion Review, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2014, p. 261-268.

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