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Displacement

Feelings stemming from an insoluble conflict in one sphere are transferred to an unrelated person or object.

Example: A college student upset by a low grade on an exam arrives home and snaps at his roommate, who has done nothing wrong.

Displacement
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2016). Displacement. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 24, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/displacement/