Copyright

Catharsis in Psychology: Theory, Examples & Definition

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which of the following is used as an alternative to catharsis by therapy styles that are seeking a 'safe expression of emotion?'

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. Which psychologist was the first to use catharsis in psychological therapy?

2. Catharsis theory suggests that releasing aggression will _________.

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the theory of catharsis in psychology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the theory of catharsis as well as the first psychologist to use catharsis in therapy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The first psychologist to use catharsis in therapy
  • The relationship between catharsis and aggression according to catharsis theory
  • Common examples of catharsis therapy
  • The results of studies between groups allowed to express anger and those that weren't

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related theory of catharsis in psychology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the use of catharsis in therapy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the positives of catharsis

Additional Learning

To learn more about any possible benefit of venting aggression, review the corresponding lesson on The Theory of Catharsis in Psychology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term venting
  • Identify the definition of the term catharsis
  • Know the first psychologist to use catharsis in therapy
  • Learn the relationship between catharsis and aggression according to catharsis theory
  • Appreciate the common examples of catharsis therapy
  • Understand the results of studies between groups allowed to express anger and those that weren't
Support