18.0 Why It Works: Dr. David Lieberman on Anger

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Have you ever been so angry you literally saw red? Was there ever a time you were so furious, but you couldn’t tell why? Would your life be improved if you could harness your rage for good, instead of rampant destruction?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Dr. David Lieberman, award-winning author and ­internationally recognized leader in the fields of ­human be­hav­ior and interpersonal relationships reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Anger works. We explore how aggressive venting of your anger is bad for your health, the underlying mechanism behind road rage, and the illusion of control that accompanies anger.

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David J. Lieberman

David J. Lieberman, Ph.D., is an award-winning author and ­internationally recognized leader in the fields of ­human be­hav­ior and interpersonal relationships. His twelve books, which have been translated into twenty-­six languages and include two New York Times bestsellers, have sold more than three million copies worldwide. Dr. Lieberman’s works have been featured in hundreds of major publications, and he frequently appears as a guest expert on national media outlets, including multiple appearances on such shows as The Today Show, The View, and Fox & Friends. Dr. Lieberman is known for his penetrating insights into ­human be­hav­ior, and his ability to offer practical psychological tools to help ­people lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives. He has trained personnel in ­every branch of the United States military, the FBI, and the NSA, and his instructional video is mandatory viewing for psychological operations (PSYOPS) gradu­ates. He also teaches the psychological protocol of self-­mastery to government negotiators, mental-­health professionals, and Fortune 100 executives around the world; organ­izations and corporations in more than thirty-­five countries use his techniques.

Website: DrDavid­Lieberman.­com

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A great book to go with this episode is Never Get Angry Again, by today’s guest Dr. David J. Lieberman. Whether it is obvious or not to others, we all get angry. This book helped me understand why I couldn’t understand why I was angry, the underlying mechanisms of anger and so much more. Without a doubt, Never Get Angry Again was one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read.

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