Projection and displacement: a cross-cultural study of folk-tale aggression

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“The analysis of the folk-tale data supports the essential features of the theory which was developed to supply insight into the consequences and outcomes of action and behavior in folk tales. The approach-avoidance theory of Miller, restated in terms of Whiting's modification of it for the influence of conflict-produced drives, provides a coherent basis for the explanation of the phenomena of projection and displacement in folk tales.” (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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