Measures of anger and hostility in adults

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Fernandez, E., Day, A., & Boyle, G.J. (2015). Measures of anger and hostility in adults. In G.J. Boyle, D.H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (Eds.), Measures of personality and social psychological constructs (pp. 74-100). London, United Kingdom: Academic Press.

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Extract: Anger lags behind anxiety and depression in terms of volume of published research. Yet, anger is widely observed to be a problem in everyday life, its manifestation extending from the family to the workplace, and clinical settings. This has spurred many scholars to develop tools for the assessment of anger. By far, most of these tools take the form of self-report questionnaires. Some of these have been in use for more than half a century while there are also signs of a proliferation of new instruments that coincide with the increased interest in anger as a feature of everyday life and a target of self-regulation and intervention.

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