Asked by sharonda sheriff on Jul 07, 2024



______ is a defense mechanism in which hostile or aggressive feelings are vented against safer objects or people rather than against those who caused the feelings.

A) Projection
B) Displacement
C) Regression
D) Compensation

Defense Mechanism

Psychological strategies used unconsciously by individuals to protect themselves from anxiety and to cope with reality or maintain self-image.

Aggressive Feelings

Emotions characterized by anger or hostility that may result in aggressive behavior towards others or oneself.


In psychology, transferring an emotional response from the original source of stress to a safer or more convenient target.

  • Learn and understand multiple defense mechanisms and their role in shaping behavior.

Verified Answer

Glennice Hollon

1 week ago

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Displacement is a psychological defense mechanism where an individual redirects their emotions or reactions from the original source of stress to a more acceptable or less threatening target. This can occur when expressing those feelings directly to the source is considered risky or inappropriate.