DIRECT AGGRESSION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Aggressive behaviour towards a source of anger or frustration. Compare displaced aggression. DIRECT AGGRESSION: "Joe showed his direct aggression to the person he was angry at." Related Psychology Terms FRUSTRATION-AGGRESSION HYPOTHESIS DISPLACEMENT ASSERTION ANTISOCIAL AGGRESSION SCAPEGOAT THEORY ANIMAL AGGRESSION SEXUAL AGGRESSION PREDATORY AGGRESSION ESCALATION OF AGGRESSION DEFENSIVE BEHAVIOR Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DIRECT AGGRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/direct-aggression/ (accessed January 15, 2020).