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Do you ever get at people walking slowly in front of you? If you do, you be suffering from Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). A University of Hawaii professor, Leon James, has people’s emotions as they walk along streets in New York City. He discovered that many people have “serious problems” when someone walking at a snail’s in front of them impedes their . Dr James, a psychology professor, called the “sidewalk rage”. James is developing a Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome Scale (PASS) to the different levels of sidewalk rage. It measures 15 different behaviors that indicate sidewalk rage. These muttering to yourself, bumping into other pedestrians on purpose, glaring, and walking too to other people.

Dr James’ research found that tourists are those most to cause IED. They are the walkers, at an average of 1.16 metres per second. IED sufferers should be able to spot tourists and change course to any chances of getting angry. Next slowest are smokers, cellphone , and people with bags. These walk 1.27 and 1.3 metres per second. The fastest walkers, at 1.4 metres per second, are those who listen to music. New York Jim Redman said he was shocked when he found out about the research. “That’s me!” he said. “I get sidewalk rage every day. I can’t it when people walk so slow in the city. I have no with them,” he added. Mr Redman confessed that he also showed signs of IED in his home when his children slow down his to the bathroom.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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