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Correlations Between Exercise and Anger in College Students
Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • Christian R. Washburn, Boise State University
  • Mary Pritchard, Boise State University
  • Phares Book, Boise State University
  • Cindy Clark, Boise State University
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In a sample of 76 students (56 women, 20 men) from an upper division psychology class at this large university, men's and women's scores on the Anger subscale of the Profile of Mood States and self-reported exercise (-.34 and -.39, respectively) were significantly correlated. Men also reported exercising for longer periods, while women reported exercising more intensely. Researchers might well examine behavioral measures of anger and exercise over an extended period of time in an experimental design.

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Christian R. Washburn, Mary Pritchard, Phares Book and Cindy Clark. "Correlations Between Exercise and Anger in College Students" Perceptual and Motor Skills (2007)
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