DRIVE DISPLACEMENT By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Activating another drive when the first one is thwarted such has having a chocolate instead of a cigarette. Also called consumatory response theory of reinforcement. DRIVE DISPLACEMENT: "Joe used drive displacement by chewing gum when he wated to smoke." Related Psychology Terms BEHAVIORAL APPROACH SYSTEM (BAS) DIFFERENTIAL REINFORCEMENT OF LOW RATE (DRI) REINFORCEMENT PRIMARY REINFORCEMENT FIXED-INTERVAL SCHEDULE (FI SCHEDULE) INTERMITTENT REINFORCEMENT FIXED-RATIO SCHEDULE (FR SCHEDULE) INTERVAL REINFORCEMENT PROGRESSIVE-INTERVAL SCHEDULE REINFORCEMENT CONTINGENCY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DRIVE DISPLACEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/drive-displacement/ (accessed January 24, 2021).