I'm Dr. Ryan Martin, and I am a psychologist who researches and writes about healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. My upcoming book, Why We Get Mad: How to Use Your Anger for Positive Change, explores why people become angry, some of the common consequences of anger, and how people can use their anger in productive ways. I also manage and anger research and management website, All the Rage, and host the psychology podcast, Psychology and Stuff. My work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR’s Invisibilia podcast, BBC Radio’s Digital Human, TED.com, and elsewhere.
I was trained as a counseling psychologist at the University of Southern Mississippi where I first started studying anger after earning my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of St. Thomas. I have worked with clients- angry and otherwise- in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, college counseling centers, and a VA Hospital.
I am currently a Professor of Psychology and an Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.