Transferring behaviour or feelings from the original objet or person to another. See displaced aggression- drive displacement- scape goating.

DISPLACEMENT: "Joe used displacement to take his frustration from work out on his wife, Lyn."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DISPLACEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/displacement/ (accessed October 16, 2021).