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The Nuance

Misplaced Anger: Why You Have It, What to Do About It

The phenomenon of ‘displaced aggression’ helps explain why your accumulated anger during the pandemic can spill out into real-world interactions

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5 min readMay 28, 2020


Anger is an animal without a cage. Once provoked, it can lash out at anyone within reach…



Markham Heid

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.