SCAPEGOATING By N., Sam M.S. - 72 Practice wherein an undeserving party is singled out for unmerited negative treatment, generally by someone or something more powerful than themselves. See also: projection. SCAPEGOATING: "All the children joined in scapegoating the unpopular boy." Related Psychology Terms CHILD PSYCHIATRY HOMOSEXUALITY (ETIOLOGY AND THERAPY) FAMILY CARE ANTISOCIAL REACTION OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE Collectivist and Individualist Cultures Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SCAPEGOATING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/scapegoating/ (accessed February 6, 2023).