MATERNAL AGGRESSION

is the process during which a female will protect her offspring in the case another threatens their safety by means of a threat display not necessarily violence.

MATERNAL AGGRESSION: "Where threatened, females normally protect their young viciously - this is known as maternal aggression."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MATERNAL AGGRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/maternal-aggression/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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