Saturday, 29 January 2011


Displacement: relevant meanings (OED):
-          ‘the removal of something by something else which takes its place’
-          ‘the unconscious transfer of an emotion from its original object to something else; the unconscious substitution of an inoffensive concept or activity for one that is disturbing or unacceptable’
-          displacement activity: ‘animal or human activity that seems irrelevant to the situation in which it occurs’.