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University of Guelph
PSYC 3480
Anneke Olthof

Chapter 2 - Anger  "Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and, in the right way...that is not easy." – Aristotle  Anger is an emotion activated by a perception of being wronged and in need of correction. It is aroused when people feel they are not being treated fairly, or when their expectations are violated  Players are especially likely to get angry when they perceive another person's annoying or offensive behavior as avoidable, unjustified, and persistent  Angry athletes can become irresponsible and show recurrent violence toward opponents and officials, as well as to teammates and coaches. It is also associated with hypersensitivity whereby the athlete may over-interpret others' actions and comments as demeaning and contemptible  Angry individual's brain systematically sounds an alarm with the result that the autonomic nervous system activates stress hormones to pour into the bloodstream. Blood pressure increases and breathing becomes irregular. The athlete is ready for "fight" or "flight"  Players will not be able to
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