Frustration-Aggression Theory: Definition & Principle


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Frustration can be defined as a feeling of irritation or annoyance when something or someone is preventing a person from:

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1. Which of the following is an example of an aggressive behavior or attitude?

2. In what year was the original frustration-aggression theory proposed by Dollard, Doob, Miller, Mower, and Sears in their book Frustration and Aggression.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The frustration-aggression theory can help explain significant human behavior. Answer the practice questions in this quiz to focus in on an example of aggressive behavior and the year the original frustration-aggression theory was proposed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • The year frustration-aggression theory was proposed
  • A frustration concept displayed in an example
  • The feeling of frustration
  • Description of Berkowitz's 1989 ideas on the frustration-aggression principle
  • An example of aggressive behavior

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use information from an example to identify the frustration concept that is used
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the feeling of frustration
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on frustration-aggression hypothesis

Additional Learning

To learn more about this hypothesis, review the accompanying lesson called, Frustration-Aggression Theory: Definition & Principle. The objectives addressed include:

  • Learn the difference between frustration and aggression
  • Review background information about the frustration-aggression hypothesis
  • Explore what displacement is and how it relates to frustration and aggression