Using Anger Productively: "Amazon" Warrior Theory

McGinnis, Carol Z. A.
June 2008
Psychology Journal;Jun2008, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p73
Academic Journal
The article discusses the Amazon Warrior Theory which posits that anger is a productive and positive emotion that is used to innate instinct to fight for survival. The theory states that a person implement an inner warrior that is constructive to the needs to rectify perceived injustice. The theory provides an understanding of anger that compliments and informs other theories that do not recognize an inherent inner warrior.


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