FRUSTRATION

1. thwarting of impulses and actions. 2. Emotional state when thwarting happens. 3. Psychoanalytic theory. Damming up of psychic energy which seeks an outlet through dreams and neurotic symptoms.

FRUSTRATION: "Joe showed frustration when he could not finish his task."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FRUSTRATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/frustration/ (accessed July 22, 2017).
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