Social Science

PODCAST: Decrypting You on the streets of New York City

If you get angry while walking in crowds, you’re not alone

February 23, 2016
Times Square, where slow-walking tourists and rushed commuters meet head on. [Image Credit: Gary McCabe | CC BY-SA 2.0]

Whether on the sidewalk, at the mall or in the grocery store, we’ve all been there. Someone in front of you is walking slower than you want to be walking, and the rage bubbles up as you’re thwarted in your attempts to pass them. Maybe you keep a lid on your frustration, but it’s there. Decrypting You takes a look at sidewalk rage and its close cousin road rage to find out where that anger comes from.

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About the Author

Ellie Kincaid graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in English and minors in writing and biology. She’s worked on research projects ranging from multiple sclerosis to Jane Austen, and has written about medicine, health care, and animals for The Dodo and Tech Insider.

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