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Prof. James R. Averill

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Professor Emeritus

Local Address:  Springfield , Massachusetts , United States
Dept of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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  • PhD
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People resort to "mild to moderate" ..., 1 April 2014 [cached]
People resort to "mild to moderate" anger as often as several times a day and at least several times a week, finds James Averill, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts.
Interestingly, James ... [cached]
Interestingly, James Averill, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, observes that we Americans have somehow learned to excuse our behavior when we act angrily and out of control.
He states that because we excuse ourselves, we believe we do not have to be held accountable for our anger and its impact on others.
When anger's a plus, 3 Mar 2003 [cached]
"When you look at everyday episodes of anger as opposed to more dramatic ones, the results are usually positive," says James Averill, PhD, a University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist whose studies of everyday anger in the 1980s found that angry episodes helped strengthen relationships about half the time, according to a community sample.
"If the anger is justified and the response is appropriate, usually the misunderstanding is corrected," notes Averill.
"If the anger is justified and ..., 16 Mar 2010 [cached]
"If the anger is justified and the response is appropriate, usually the misunderstanding is corrected," notes James Averill a University of Massachusetts Amherst psychologist , "The question is not, 'Should I express anger or should I suppress it?' It is, 'What can we do to solve the problem?'" he explains.
Social Psychology Arena - Books, 3 Dec 2004 [cached]
A major accomplishment |o James R. Averill, University of Massachusetts, Amherst At first glance, emotions are simple, biological events inside a person.
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