ANGER By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 n. an emotion characterized by hostility and the expression of frustration. The function of this emotion may be cathartic, protective, or designed to remove a noxious stimuli. ANGER: "The child showed anger by breaking his or her brother's new toy." Related Psychology Terms EXPRESSION PROTECTIVE REFLEX CATATONIC STUPOR DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR BRAIN DEATH DISCHARGE OF AFFECT SCHACHTER-SINGER THEORY STIMULUS OVERLOAD APPROPRIATE AFFECT ANIMAL ESCAPE BEHAVIOR Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ANGER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anger/ (accessed June 27, 2017).