“Explaining Rage: A Q&A with R. Douglas Fields”


Scientific American MIND talks to the author of Why We Snap about the incident that sparked the idea for this book and what readers can do to tame rage by understanding the science behind it.

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From the article:

“After his own experience of sudden rage Fields began studying the topic and uncovered nine specific triggers, which he summarizes using the mnemonic “LIFEMORTS”: Life or limb (defending yourself against attackers); Insult; Family (protecting loved ones); Environment (protecting your territory); Mate; Order in society (responding to social injustice); Resources (gaining and safeguarding possessions); Tribe (defending your group); Stopped (escaping restraint or imprisonment).”

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