Harvard Health Books

Outsmarting Anger

Joseph Shrand MD

When it comes to anger, there is something you may not know. It’s not always your anger that gets in the way of your success; very often, it is the anger of others that is the roadblock to your achieving your goals.

In Outsmarting Anger, noted expert Dr. Joseph Shrand reveals what happens inside the brain when the dark forces of anger begin to erupt. But in each of us are built-in mechanisms that can be harnessed to counteract anger’s potentially destructive explosion. He outlines seven techniques for recognizing the many forms of anger and tapping into your brain’s powerful anger management zone—the prefrontal cortex:

  • Recognize rage
  • Envision envy
  • Sense Suspicion
  • Project peak
  • Engage Empathy
  • Communicate Clearly
  • Trade Thanks

Outsmarting Anger explores the ways you can overcome anger in yourself and explains how to harness and transform the anger of others.

*Winner of Books for a Better Life for Psychology Award 2014*


Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (March 18, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1118135482
ISBN-13: 978-1118135488