Americans are angry. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released in August found 70 percent say they’re angry at the political establishment. And the rage is not contained to Washington, D.C. From our social media feeds and television screens to rush-hour traffic and Thanksgiving dinner, outrage is everywhere. But why? What good is all this anger? What does it do to our bodies — and our culture?
On Wednesday’s MPR News with Kerri Miller, we looked at the science and psychology of outrage. What role does a primal emotion have in a modern age?