New Rochelle, NY, March 12, 2013--Little is known about the value and emotional consequences of expressing anger on the Internet. Rant-sites provide an outlet for anonymous, angry outbursts. How people feel after reading and writing rants and the effects of this behavior is explored in an article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, (http://www.
"Anger on the Internet: The Perceived Value of Rant-Sites (http://online.
"The two studies seem to indicate that both reading and writing on rant-sites tend to be unhealthy practices, suggesting persons with maladaptive expression styles," says Brenda K. Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCIA, Editor-in-Chief of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, from the Interactive Media Institute, San Diego, CA. "It will be interesting to explore in future studies if this finding extends to other social networking sites as well."
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Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (http://www.
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Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.