Displaced Aggression: Definition & Theory


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Which of the following is considered a form aggression?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of displaced aggression?


Emily's teacher gave her a bad grade on a research paper, which Emily felt was undeserved. She didn't want to approach her teacher and instead kept her anger inside. When Emily returned home, she took a bubble bath to calm herself down. When her mother walked into the bathroom, Emily yelled loudly and aggressively towards her mother for invading her privacy.

What is the trigger in this example of triggered displaced anger?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are helpful in checking your knowledge of displaced aggression. You will need to identify examples of this type of aggression when taking the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials can help assess your knowledge of:

  • People who are susceptible to displaced aggression
  • Triggers for this form of aggression
  • Example of displaced aggression
  • Forms of aggression

Skills Practiced

With these tools, you can practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the causes of displaced aggression
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the different forms of aggression
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about aggression in a different light

Additional Learning

To get more familiar with this type of aggression, check out the lesson, Displaced Aggression: Definition & Theory. The lesson is a great tool for helping you cover these topics:

  • Meaning of aggression
  • Dealing with displaced aggression
  • Characteristics of this form of aggression