The science of anger
Seeing how often ridiculous outbreaks of outrage occur over certain topics on this Forum, I thought it was worth sharing this analysis of anger and aggression, with particular reference to online communities. And it's written by a neuroscientist, too
Loved this bit:
"Displaced aggression.. is where you can't respond to the thing that's frustrating you due to it being unavailable or, more frustratingly, something or someone who has the greater ability to harm you if you react. The arousal of anger doesn't dissipate quickly, so it's often transferred to less deserving but more convenient targets".