Being Annoyed

by Griffin Hansbury on May 8, 2011

Annoying, by Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman, is a new book about the science and psychology behind why we get annoyed: “Formulating a good working definition of annoyance is a persistent challenge for researchers. One calls it the weakest form of anger, simply diluted rage. Others cite overtones of disgust (a persistently belching dinner guest), dislike (a concert of atonal music) and even panic (that visceral “get me out of here” reaction to the fingernail on the board).”

All good reasons to bring your everyday complaints to your therapist.

Read the full review here.

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