Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will examine the causes of frustration and look at the typical reactions to it.

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Terms to Know

A response to frustration where a person attempts to harm someone or something.

Displaced Aggression

A response where a person takes out frustration on something completely unrelated.


Moving away from the obstacle and the goal; abandoning what is causing frustration.


An emotional reaction that occurs when a person cannot do what he or she wants or reach his or her goal.


When a person or group of people that are not responsible for a situation are blamed.