FIGHTING By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a term that is used to describe the direct physical aggression that occurs between 2 individuals. In animals it occurs when threat signals are not enough deterrent. FIGHTING: "The male lions were fighting for supremacy." Related Psychology Terms ANIMAL AGGRESSION ATTACK BEHAVIOR NATURE FORMICOPHILIA FEAR RESPONSE ASSAULT MENTAL PROCESS ANIMAL PLAY REAFFERENCE PRINCIPLE FREEZING BEHAVIOR Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FIGHTING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fighting/ (accessed February 19, 2020).