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Frustration aggression or irritable aggression is aggression directed towards an available target induced by some sort of frustration (e.g. schedule-induced aggression). This may or may not be part of displacement activity. When the object attacked is not the cause of frustration the aggression is is said to be displaced.
- Frustration-aggression hypothesis
- Relative Deprivation Theory of aggression
- Cue-arousal Theory of aggression
References & BibliographyEdit
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