Being Angry Revealed as Self-Deceptive Protest

An Empirical Phenomenological Analysis
  • Constance T. Fischer

Abstract

This chapter begins with four examples of being angry, and then characterizes an empirical phenomenological research method through which I developed a descriptive structure of being angry. A discussion of some personal and societal implications focuses on several aspects of being angry, namely, its being a self-deceptive, self-righteous protest against being demeaned and blocked in being who one is trying to be. I chose to emphasize these particular features of the overall structure in order to counter our culture’s promotion of anger as being a natural force that we can only contain, dissipate, release, or discharge.

Keywords

Societal Implication Psychotherapy Session Phenomenological Psychology Angry Outburst Phenomenological Structure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Constance T. Fischer
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyDuquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA

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