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100

True or false: Anger is an inherited trait

False

100
What is an anger trigger?

 A trigger refers to something that affects your emotional state, by causing anger or stress feelings

100

What is an anger control plan?

A plan of coping skills and resources that can be utilized when anger is triggered

100

What are 3 consequences of acting on violence? 

Jail, loss of relationships, death, guilt/shame, damage to property, etc. 

100

What is the feelings wheel used for?

Emotional identification

200

What is the difference between payoffs and consequences?

Payoffs: Short-term gains, release tension, control or hurt others

Consequences: Long-term negative outcomes of one or more expression of anger

200

Name 3 of your own anger triggers

n/a

200

Name 3 skills or resources on your own anger control plan

n/a

200

What are the 3 phases of the aggression cycle?

Escalation, explosion, and post-explosion 
200

Name 3 emotions that perpetuate anger 

fear, embarrassed, rejection, anxiety, depression, annoyed, disrespect, regret, worry, stressed, etc.

300

Name 3 medical conditions that can develop due to frequent production of stress hormones

Heart disease

Stroke

Increased exposure to illness and cancer

Decreased bone density

Migraine/Headaches

Sight impairments

300

What are the tool we used to evaluate what our triggers are?

Anger self-assessment or anger inventory

300

Why do we use the anger scale?

To monitor the escalation of our anger

300

Name 3 characteristics of the escalation phase of the aggression cycle

denial and minimization, increased hostile self-talk, intimating body language, more frequent and intense anger

300

What is an example of thought stopping?

"Don't go there" "I need to stop thinking about this" Etc. 

400

Name at least 1 of the 3 main stress hormones

Cortisol

Adrenaline

Noradrenaline

400

What are the 4 cues of anger?

Physical

Behavioral

Emotional

Cognitive

400

What is the name of the mindfulness exercise practiced in this week?

Progressive muscle relaxation 

400

Where does your anger control plans need to be implemented to prevent consequences of acting on anger?

Escalation phase

400

Name 3 unhelpful thinking styles

All or nothing thinking (black & white thinking), over generalizing, mental filters, disqualifying the positive, jumping to conclusions, magnification & minimization, emotional reasoning, using critical words like should and must, labeling, personalization 

500

When an anger response is triggered, what part of the brain is first notified?


Amygdala or Prefrontal Cortex (frontal Lobe) 

500

Name a characteristic of each category:

Physical Cues:

Behavioral Cues:

Emotional Cues:

Cognitive Cues:


Physical Cues: Bodily response, increase heart rate, tension in the body

Behavioral Cues: What you do, Clench fists, raise voice

Emotional Cues: Other feelings that come with anger, fear, jealousy, hurt, disrespect 

Cognitive Cues: What you think in response to an event, hostile self-talk, images or aggression and violence

500

What is the difference between formal and informal time outs? 

Formal: Taking time away from people, places, and things that often cause anger and distress

Informal: Taking a short term time out by leaving an immediate situation causing anger and distress until mind is clear to deal with the situation

500

What is the shape of the aggression cycle and why is it shaped that way?

Triangle or Pyramid shape

It is shaped in this way due to the spike of emotional discharge in the explosion phase.

500

What are do the letters in the ABCD model stand for?

A: Activating situation or event

B: Belief system

C: Consequences

D: Dispute 

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