Anger Management

Anger has the ability to destroy your relationships, your health and your state of mind. How do you feel about anger? Many people believe that anger is neither good nor bad; it is what you do with anger and how you react to anger that makes a difference. Think about how you have handled your anger in the past and how you have reacted to other people?s anger. What does it tell you about yourself?

" Too often we underestimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Leo Buscaglia

Looking Back:
A Self-Reflection

How do you feel about anger?

Check out our worksheet.

Quiz Ideas

  • How good is your anger management? How well do you manage your anger? Use this online quiz to find out how well you do.
  • Do you use healthy ways to release your anger? This online tool helps determine your personal coping styles and helps you work on developing a more productive approach. Take this Anger Management test.

Moving Ahead:
The Challenge

How can you prevent yourself from negatively expressing your anger before situations occur?

Check out our worksheet.


Campus Resources

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    CAPS provides a wide range of free services to students, which are provided by a staff of professional clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, learning specialists, and psychiatric providers. They offer individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, and outreach programs, as well as other resources.
  • Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services
    WAVES helps students make healthy, safe choices and encourage lifelong, thoughtful healthy decision-making through individualized support, creative, programming, and evidence-based education and outreach. They help students feel empowered and have the capacity to grow to their full potential and reach optimal wellness and well-being. WAVES offers information on alcohol including staying sober, sober rides, safer drinking, talking to others about their alcohol use and more.
  • Center for Psychological Services
    CPS offers individual, family, and couples therapy, group therapy, assessment, consultation, and mental health evaluations. They use evidence-based clinical training in assessment, consultation and intervention, and provide accessible, affordable, culturally sensitive, and state-of-the-art services to the community.
  • University Police Department
    The University Police Department provides a safe and secure environment for all university employees, students and guests, and they provide orientation sessions on safety procedures, alcohol and drug awareness. They embrace the community policies and work collaboratively with academic and administrative units, as well as individuals and organizations.

Additional Resources

  • Inner Health Studio
    Inner Health Studio is a site run by an occupational therapist. It offers information on anger and anger management, symptoms of anger, worksheets on anger, and relaxation tips and techniques.
  • Mind Tools
    Mind Tools is a website that was established to help people learn practical and straight forward skills they need to excel in their career and they provide training solutions for companies and governments. They offer articles and strategies on anger management and dealing with angry people.
  • Mayo Clinic
    The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. They offer anger management tips, how to let go of anger, current research and more.
  • American Psychological Association
    The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. There is a variety of information on the site including anger management strategies and when to ask for help.
  • Psychology Today
    Psychology Today is a website that is all about people and what makes them tick. The site is supported by over 750 psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and authors. They offer a collection of articles about anger, managing anger, healthy anger, and more.