aggression

(redirected from territorial aggression)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

aggression

 [ah-gresh´un]
a form of physical or verbal behavior leading to self-assertion; it is often angry and destructive and intended to be injurious, physically or emotionally, and aimed at domination of one person by another. It may arise from innate drives and/or be a response to frustration, and may be manifested by overt attacking and destructive behavior, by covert attitudes of hostility and obstructionism, or by a healthy self-expressive drive to mastery.

ag·gres·sion

(ă-gre'shŭn),
1. A domineering, forceful, or assaultive verbal or physical action intended to hurt another animal or person; the verbal or motor behavioral expression of the affects of anger, hostility, or rage.
2. Invasive behavior, as of a pathogenic organism or disease process.
[L. aggressio, fr. aggredior, to accost, attack]

aggression

(ə-grĕsh′ən)
n.
Hostile or destructive behavior or attitudes: physical aggression; verbal aggression; emotional aggression.

Aggression

Forceful physical, verbal, or symbolic action which is either appropriate and self-protective (e.g., self-assertiveness) or inappropriate (e.g., hostile or destructive behaviour). It may be directed outwardly at either the environment or another person, or inwardly towards one’s self, manifesting as depression, self-mutilation, or another negative response.

aggression

Psychiatry Forceful physical, verbal, or symbolic action which may be appropriate and self-protective–eg, healthy self-assertiveness, or inappropriate–eg, hostile or destructive behavior; aggression may be directed toward the environment, another person/personality, or toward the self–eg, depression

ag·gres·sion

(ă-gresh'ŭn)
A domineering, forceful, or assaultive verbal or physical action toward another person as an expression of anger, hostility, or rage.
[L. aggressio, fr. aggredior, to accost, attack]

aggression

Feelings or acts of hostility. Abnormal aggression is often associated with emotional deprivation in childhood, head injury, or brain disease, such as tumour, excessive alcohol intake or the use of drugs such as amphetamines (amfetamines).

aggression

a type of behaviour that includes both threats and actual attacks on other animals, though often limited to threat display. See also AGONISTIC BEHAVIOUR.
References in periodicals archive ?
[82] These factors include the perceived relationship between territorial aggrandizement and major international wars, the power relations between possible territorial aggressors and the major powers supporting the norm, the costs and benefits of territorial aggrandizement, and moral predispositions concerning territorial aggression. Although we can speculate about the relative importance of specific factors, providing definitive conclusions about the weight of each is difficult when the factors have generally pressured states in the same direction.
Effect of dietary protein content and tryptophan supplementation on dominance aggression, territorial aggression, and hyperactivity in dogs.
"It's like your cat saying, 'This is my spot,' which is different than true territorial aggression which signifies 'I want you out of this house altogether.'"
The Arab-Israeli conflict now anchors a much more violent and complex standoff that sees some Arab states (notably Syria), Iran and powerful Arab Islamist resistance movements like Hamas and Hizbullah working together to repel not only Israeli territorial aggression, but what they see as wider American-Israeli hegemonic ambitions in the Arab-Islamic Middle East.
Territorial Aggression. If your dog has territorial issues, the protocol outlined above may not do much for you.
Senate ratification, represents an unprecedented act of territorial aggression by the UN.
This tends to improve territorial aggression in male dogs.
In Baguio City, the custodian of the original Philippine flag said the banner stood as a surviving Filipino symbol against growing territorial aggression.
Or the cat may be acting out a form of territorial aggression in which the cat is protecting its terrain--much as a dog would.
These are all examples of territorial aggression. What probably happens in the case Johnston describes is that, in the dogs' minds, the pathway to the neighbor's apartment and the area beyond the fence belong to them.
He has severe territorial aggression. You must seek professional help for him straight away.
Defending the country from territorial aggression means nothing if it doesn't go with defending the country from ignorance.