Why Outrage Feels Good

Why Outrage Feels Good

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  • Apr 15, 2021 12:00 pm
  • 16:00 mins

Sometimes it feels good to let everything out that has been bottled up inside you. Whether that’s through ranting to a friend, firing off an angry tweet, or letting it all out by yelling, outrage can boost our mood! But how can an emotion that has such a negative connotation make us feel better about our situation? And is it really the best way to go about addressing issues we care about? Because, in hindsight, we often regret our outbursts. So today we’re joined by Glenn Geher, Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He’s here to speak to us about how we can better understand why we feel outrage, and how we can better control it.

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