REACTIVE AGGRESSION

A physical act committed with little consideration of the consequences. Generally the act is associated with intent to harm and can be precipitated by a similar act from another.

REACTIVE AGGRESSION: "Paul's reactive aggression was understandable after the fan from the other team threw a bottle at his girlfriend."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REACTIVE AGGRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reactive-aggression/ (accessed May 8, 2020).
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