Ryan Martin | TED | Benefits of Anger
Dr. Ryan Martin teaches courses on mental illness and emotion, including a course on anger. He researches and writes on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. His website, All the Rage, covers recent research on anger and provides anger management tips on how to handle anger most effectively. He also hosts the popular psychology podcast, Psychology and Stuff.
Martin was trained as a counseling psychologist at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he first started studying anger after earning his undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice from the University of St. Thomas. He has worked with clients — angry and otherwise — in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, college counselling centers and a VA Hospital.
Dr. Ryan Martin is a professor of psychology and an associate dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. His work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR’s Invisibilia podcast, BBC Radio’s Digital Human and elsewhere. When he’s not thinking about feelings, he runs and spends time with his family.
About Ryan Martin’s TED Talk
We often assume any expression of anger is negative and irrational. But psychologist Ryan Martin says anger is there to tell us something important– and we should view it as a healthy force for good. He further advises how we can convert our anger in to something productive such as creating poetry, music, etc.