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April 27, 1994

Rage, Power, and Aggression

Author Affiliations

University of Nebraska College of Medicine Omaha

JAMA. 1994;271(16):1292. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510400082040

Most clinicians and, it now seems to me, most writers and academicians across many areas of study have given less than adequate time to the many dimensions of rage, anger, power, aggression, and destructiveness. Following a very lucid and learned introduction by the series editor, Dr Ethel Spector Person, the editors of this book, Drs Glick and Roose, present scholarly opinions from the perspectives of psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, anthropology, ethology, and neurobiology.

The purpose of this collection of interdisciplinary essays is to allow us to ponder the how and the why of certain human affects, to define them, and then to view them from perspectives that may have been underrepresented in the larger bodies of writing of these various fields. Additionally, we are able to compare the philosophical frameworks that distinguish these perspectives. Thus, the great benefit of this work is at least threefold: we can explore select emotional tones

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