My purpose is to picture the cruelty of anger which not only vents its fury on a man here and there but renders in pieces whole nations. 

We are here to encounter the most outrageous, brutal, dangerous, and intractable of all passions; the most loathsome and unmannerly; nay, the most ridiculous too; and the subduing of this monster will do a great deal toward the establishment of human peace.


Current Research

Our Current and Past Projects 

Parent Anger Scale Pilot Study

Kristine McKiernan
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Mood Induction Survey

Rosina Pzena
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Romantic Partner Anger Scale

Rachel Venezia
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Angry Cognitions Scale

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Our Team

We are a team devoted to advancement of anger research and awareness. 

Raymond Digiuseppe, Ph.D., ABPP

Raymond DiGiuseppe has studied anger as a clinical problem and has promoted the recognition of anger as a form of psychopathology. He has developed standards for identifying anger diagnostic disorders. Dr. DiGiuseppe has published two psychological tests assessing dysfunctional anger: the Anger Disorders Scale (ADS) for adults and the Anger Regulation and Expression Scale (ARES) for children and adolescents. He has also published on the development of the theory, practice and empirical research support of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapies and their application to children, adolescents, and families. He has also been interested in the development of the therapeutic alliance in child and adolescent psychotherapy. He is studying the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of persons with anger problems.

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Rachel Venezia

Rachel is a 2nd year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at St. John’s. Rachel is a doctoral fellow of the Anger Research Lab. Her research has focused on mood induction and the development of assessments to reliably measure anger. Her other research interest is neuropsychology, in particular the effects of psychological disorders and medical conditions on cognition and memory.

Rosina Pzena

Rosina is a 3rd year School Psychology Psy.D. student at St. John’s. She is a doctoral fellow of the Anger Research Lab. Rosina began research in affective cognition at CUNY Queens College. Enjoys cooking, Netflix marathons, and cuddling with her dog. 

Kristine McKiernan

Kristine is a 2nd year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at St. John’s. Her interests include the efficacy of anger treatments in children and adults, physiological arousal of anger, and the relationship between dysfunctional parenting and anger disorders in children.

Faith Doughty

Faith is a 2nd year School Psychology Psy.D. student at St. John's. Her research interests include self-directed anger, micro aggressions in romantic relationships, applied positive psychology, and social media effects on emotion. 

Kristine Falkowski

Kristine is a 2nd year in the MA General/Experimental Psychology Program. She has enjoyed learning more about the intricacies of the research process including item development and practical considerations. The collaborative nature of the Anger Research Group allowed Kristine to contribute to multiple projects and learn from psychology students of different programs and concentrations.

Mahdiya Fazel

Mahdiya is a 1st year graduate student at St. John's University. Her research interests include pain and aggression in the developmentally disabled population.

K'yla Moran

K'yla is a senior undergraduate psychology student, minoring in sociology. K'yla is a McNair scholar as well as a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Her current research project consists of investigating the relationship that irrational beliefs have on anger mood induction.

Guy William

Guy-Emmanuel is in his 4th year at St. John’s University in the Psychology program. His interest lies in Mental Health Counseling and Social Sciences. What he wishes do in his with his time at the University is learn and use everything at his disposable to go bring it back with him and his help his country men back in Haiti.

Kathryn McGill

Kathryn is a 3rd year undergraduate at St. Johns, currently working on a BA in psychology and a MA in criminology. Kathryn aims to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology, focusing on forensic psychology and criminology. She loves to travel, spend time at the beach, and stress-eating her way through school.

Danika Charles

Danika is in her 3rd year as an undergraduate at St. John’s in the psychology department. She aims to continue researching anger as well as digging further into anxiety and the cognitive neuroscience of violence. Danika’s a dog lover and also enjoys reading, movies, sports, and fine art.

Alexandra Kvapil

Alexandra is a 2nd year undergraduate student at St. John's. She is working towards her M.A. in psychology. She is currently interested in anger within families of domestic violence. She intends to use the insight and research of psychology and social justice to alleviate poverty and systematic oppression for those affected by domestic violence in New York City.

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Anger Management Group at Albert Ellis Institute

Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: $60 per session
Leaders: Ray DiGiuseppe, Ph.D. ABPP, Brianna Cheney, M.A. and Mark Schiffman, M.S.

Anger is one of the moral emotions and it often leads to conflicts and harms relationships with those closest to you.

Through the group therapy process, clients learn from the leaders and other group members. We work to establish a positive, reinforcing atmosphere to share and learn from each other.

This group is appropriate for clients who have temper outbursts, who argue frequently with others, and for those who have assaulted others. It is also helpful for those whose anger is interfering with their romantic, parenting, or professional relationships. The group also serves as treatment for those with legal problems concerning assault and domestic violence.

By attending our Anger group, you will learn how to:

  • determine whether your anger is helping you or hurting you
  • identify your anger triggering events identify how others respond to your anger relax and calm yourself when faced with anger triggers
  • identify emotions that are more functional than anger
  • identify your thoughts and beliefs that are associated with anger
  • stop ruminating about injustice and hurt you have accumulated replace the anger generating thoughts with more adaptive ones
  • identify alternatives to revenge and vengeance resolve conflicts with more assertive behaviors rebuild your damaged relationships
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