DISPLACEMENT

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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., Sam M.S., "DISPLACEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/displacement/ (accessed May 24, 2022).

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