Monday, June 23, 2008

Research: Angry People More Likely To Get Mad

Another breakthrough in the study of the obvious......

Parents who succumb to fits of road rage are also more likely to blow a fuse at their children's sporting events, according to U.S. research.

"Taking things personally is a strong trigger for anger"

Those identified as "control-oriented" more often viewed the actions on the field as a personal affront, and reported more feelings of aggression than parents identified as "autonomy-oriented", or less affected by external factors.

You now have scientific research to back you when you think the guy yelling at a Little League umpire is a hotheaded jerk.

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