In this chapter we have tried to do three things. First, to provide a broad review of the myriad interrelationships of the components of anger, and to illustrate how some progress towards understanding these relationships can be achieved by a consideration of anger within a variety of theoretical models including a discussion of appraisal cycles within the SPAARS framework. Second, we have selected a handful of issues to discuss that have particular relevance beyond the case of anger to other emotional states: the passionate nature of emotions; the effects of non-normative variables; and the idea of too little emotion versus too much. Third, we have attempted to illustrate the fine line between anger order and anger disorder, and we recommend the recent book by DiGiuseppe and Tafrate (2007) for detailed exploration of these issues within a SPAARS framework. In addressing these issues we have chosen to sample widely from the theoretical and research literature on offer, both in psychology and philosophy. However, we hope we have conveyed not just this breadth, but also something of the complexity of anger.
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