DISPLACEMENT BEHAVIOR By N., Sam M.S. - 6 Behaviour where a person substitutes one action for another when the first is unsuccessful. Also called displacement activity. DISPLACEMENT BEHAVIOR: "Displacement behaviour looks at we act in situations." Related Psychology Terms ANTISOCIAL REACTION SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) ACT PSYCHOLOGY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development IMITATION LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) DEFENSE MECHANISM (Ego Defense Mechanism) COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (Dissonance Theory) HABIT Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DISPLACEMENT BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/displacement-behavior/ (accessed December 4, 2021).