PROSOCIAL AGGRESSION

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That form of aggression that is called upon to halt or prevent a social wrong. As in tripping a person after they have stolen a purse.

PROSOCIAL AGGRESSION: "Knocking down the thief as he was about to get away is an example of prosocial aggression."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PROSOCIAL AGGRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prosocial-aggression/ (accessed May 25, 2022).

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