Angry Groups

Understanding Angry Groups Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Their Motivations and Effects on Society

Susan C. Cloninger (Editor), Steven A. Leibo (Editor) 



“This book does an excellent job of combining insights from neuroscience, sociology, history, and political science to explain the phenomena of past and current group behavior and philosophy both nationally and globally. VERDICT Although this quality work has a scholarly bent and would most appeal to undergraduates, general readers will also be well served by the ­timeliness of this thought-provoking material.”Library Journal

This book examines the dynamics that lead to anger in individuals, within groups, and between groups; identifies the role of the media in angry group behavior; and offers solutions for dealing with angry groups and channeling that negative energy in positive ways.
• Presents angry group dynamics from various perspectives, ranging from individual personality to group behavior to mass social movements

• Draws expertise from diverse academic areas and presents information that will be accessible to anyone interested in history and the social and political sciences

• Connects with current societal and political issues that often receive attention in the news and popular media

review from Amazon site 

on March 19, 2017 
Format: Hardcover
I found Understanding Angry Groups to be a fascinating read from a tri-level perspective. As a licensed clinical social worker I study people through a biological-psychological-social lense. This text promises a multidisciplinary perspective and doesn’t disappoint. From the Iranian culture, to the Greek, to the American. Looking at the issue of anger as delivered through cinema, novels, the bible and other genres keeps the reader engrossed. It depicts the relationships between poverty, racism, and all the other inequalities as well as the prejudicial beliefs and acts of discrimination between different groups. This climate results in the manifestations of disrespect, discontent and a sense of feeling disconnected. This compilation of feelings brings about emotional pain and leads to the anger described in this text. It is difficult to pick out any single point particularly ruminating with me, but having said that, the experiences of the women who have encountered war either as direct participants or family members of participants pulls at the heart strings of the reader and yes, incites anger. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the study of the human spirit.