Talk:Rage (emotion)

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The article has been completely rewritten, as a properly sourced stub, to address the concerns about unsourced original research. See /Archive 1 for the concerns. Uncle G (talk) 00:32, 13 December 2007 (UTC)


There's a lot more to say on this subject. If you read the encyclopaedia cited in further reading, you'll find discussions of how rage attacks can be caused by neurotransmitter imbalances, clinical assessment of rage, and its psychopharmacological and cognitive-behavioural treatments. Wikipedia should be no less of an encyclopaedia than that. ☺ Uncle G (talk) 00:51, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Grammar and Tone[edit]

The whole tone of this article seems very amateurish. The grammar is poor and there is a sort of folksy, anecdotal quality about it that makes me think (although I might be wrong), "whoever wrote this knows very little about the subject."

For example (see italicized phrases):

Every person who has set behind a wheel has experienced some form of road rage; whether it be cursing at someone who has cut you off in traffic or giving the middle finger when someone steals your parking spot, most people have succumb to rage while in the car. Giving the finger when a driver cuts you off in traffic may be a normal reaction. However, when that normal reaction escalates, psychologists may call it intermittent explosive disorder (IED). A study has found that at least one in twenty people suffer from this disorder. IED is an aggressive overreaction to everyday stress, and may be a cause to severe road rage (Kashef, 2006).

It seems to me that an important topic like this needs some expert commentary.

I hope I haven't stepped too hard on anyone's toes... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Menyaman (talkcontribs) 12:27, 21 April 2008


I have made a few of the changes listed above to include valid references. Doyle —Preceding unsigned comment added by DamianJohn (talkcontribs) 15:46, 20 April 2009 (UTC)


Is it me or are the subsections of the article rather bigger than normal? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:33, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

They were, but I fixed them. Oddity- (talk) 05:54, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


The page needs to be fixed so that references are cited with <ref> tags throughout the article, instead of listed in plain-text at the bottom of the page. Oddity- (talk) 05:54, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

It seems that this problem has been fixed so I'm going to remove the tag at the top about reference style. Also, there seem to be plenty of references now so I'm also going to remove the tag about adding some. Feel free to correct my correction if you think you're not incorrect about it. makeswell (talk) 04:33, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

put a picture of a really really mad person[edit]

i know a good idea. put on a picture of a really mean person with a red face, sweat, steam comimg out of the head, and most of all... BARING TEETH!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:20, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

While your statement is rather, crude; I would have to agree. I don't see the point in putting ancient artwork for rage, if it doesn't really convey the meaning or image. The image for bite was quite apt, I can't imagine it would be too difficult to attain an image of a person expressing rage.'''Aryeonos''' (talk) 18:33, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

This one should work alright? :) ----logixoul 18:29, 3 June 2010 (UTC)


The Aticle seems as if it is missing some of the information about this suject. I recommend you look more into this subject, and do more research to get all the information out there about Rage. You might want to look in the Encyclopedia or ask questions on a informational website.--Smanion0623 (talk) 18:55, 15 September 2011 (UTC)


You need to add causes and symptoms of rage (Mudak568 (talk) 23:34, 31 December 2013 (UTC)) Mudak568 (talk) 23:34, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Anger, Rage, and Wrath[edit]

We currently have articles on both anger and rage (emotion) (with "wrath" redirecting to anger). I'm wondering: do we need separate articles on "anger" and "rage", or can they be combined? The current segment on "rage" in the "anger" article doesn't say very much, doesn't link to the main rage article, and in some ways seems to contradict it. (Rage is described in anger as "the inability to process emotions or life's experiences" either because the capacity to regulate emotion has never been sufficiently developed or because it has been temporarily lost due to more recent trauma, whereas rage (emotion) describes it as associated with the fight-or-flight response and often activated in response to an external cue, such as the murder of a loved one or some other kind of serious offense, which isn't quite the same. Also, if anger and rage are distinct enough to have separate articles, would "wrath" be better redirected to rage? Iapetus (talk) 15:49, 4 November 2014 (UTC)