Other large societal factors include the health, economic, educational and social policies that help to maintain economic or social inequalities between groups in society.
Excessive anger is one of the major threats to marital and family psychological and spiritual health.
The fourth level looks at the broad societal factors that help create a climate in which violence is encouraged or inhibited. In: Krug E, Dahlberg LL, Mercy JA, Zwi AB, Lozano R, eds. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2002:1–56.
A past president of the American Psychological Association, Dr.
We will demonstrate how to resolve marital anger through a process of understanding and of growing in the virtue of forgiveness can result in self-mastery over this powerful and complex emotion that we all experience daily.
Our APA textbook on the treatment of excessive anger, , cites both the research studies of my co-author, Dr.
The impact of angry, turbulent marriages is substantial: for example, research demonstrated that unhappy marriages were a risk factor for depression and were associated with a 25 fold increase relative to happy marriages.
Similarly, researchers have found a 10-fold increase in risk for depressive symptoms associated with marital discord.
The ultimate goal is to stop violence before it begins.