Dr. Ryan Martin (aka the Anger Professor) researches and writes on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. His books, How to Deal with Angry People and Why We Get Mad: How to Use Your Anger for Positive Change, explore why people become angry, how people can use their anger in productive ways, and how to work effectively with angry people. Ryan also co-hosts the popular psychology podcast, Psychology and Stuff.
Ryan’s work has been featured in in the Atlantic, New York Times, NPR’s Invisibilia podcast, BBC Radio’s Digital Human, Buzzfeed, TED.com, and elsewhere (see a complete list of media appearances)
How to Manage Anger. Despite claims from many that managing anger is about deep breathing (helpful) or buying a punching bag (harmful), managing anger is much more complicated and involved than many people realize. This talk takes a comprehensive look at the circumstances under which people become angry and describes multiple ways to intervene to better manage anger.
Dealing with Angry People. Approximately 33% of people describe interacting with angry people regularly. Such interactions can be stressful, frustrating, or even scary. This talk explores the different ways anger can look in others and outlines different approaches for dealing with angry people.
Cultivating Emotional Intelligence. Emotional intelligence (or EQ) is the ability to understand, recognize, manage and use emotions in our daily life. There are clear benefits- to both the individual and their employer- to having a high EQ. This talk will describe the four elements of emotional intelligence, and provide strategies for how to enhance this important skill.
Managing Conflict. We experience conflict- in person and online- every day. While conflict is natural and even healthy, it can feel uncomfortable and lead to problems when managed poorly. This talk outlines common sources of conflict, the ways emotionality interacts with these sources, and how to best work through conflict in a way that everyone is better off at the end.
Navigating Online Interactions When Working Remotely. Some estimates suggest that 33% of people will continue to work remotely after the pandemic. Despite the obvious benefits of remote work, there are some emotion-related communication pitfalls. This talk discusses those potential problems and outlines solutions.