VIOLENCE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. 1. the demonstration of hostility and anger with the aim of harming or injuring others or someone's property via physical force. VIOLENCE: "Domestic violence has decreased considerably in the past fifty years." Related Psychology Terms DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR TERRORISM ACCIDENT EXPLOSIVE PERSONALITY INTROPUNITIVE TENSION OBJECTIVE SET RELEASE THERAPY TESTAMENTARY CAPACITY VANDALISM Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "VIOLENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/violence/ (accessed January 16, 2019).