Getting mad but ending up sad: the mental health consequences for African Americans using anger to cope with racism.

@article{Pittman2011GettingMB,
  title={Getting mad but ending up sad: the mental health consequences for African Americans using anger to cope with racism.},
  author={Chavella T Pittman},
  journal={Journal of black studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={1106-124}
}
Anger is a common reaction to stressful life events. However, little is known about anger’s use and efficacy as a coping strategy for racism. Is anger a coping strategy for racism that improves mental health? Or does anger operate in an opposing way, deteriorating mental health? The analyses for this research focused on a probability sample of African Americans who reported experiences of acute (n = 246) or chronic (n = 120) racial discrimination in a survey interview. General linear model… CONTINUE READING

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