TEMPER TANTRUM

a rageful outburst of anger typically happening between the ages of two and four and consisting of actions like biting, screaming, head banging, kicking, and hitting. The events are generally out of proportion to immediate provocation and, at times, thought of as a display of collected frustrations and tensions.

TEMPER TANTRUM: "The young mother felt she couldn't withstand even one more temper tantrum from her toddler that day."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TEMPER TANTRUM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/temper-tantrum/ (accessed February 18, 2019).
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