SCAPEGOATING

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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."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SCAPEGOATING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/scapegoating/ (accessed February 6, 2023).

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