Aggression is Frustrated Power-lust

La Crosse, WI, USA: Freud Institute (2020)
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A number of psychologists hold that aggression is a basic instinct, meaning that it is a primitive drive and therefore cannot be derived from, or decomposed into, other drives. The truth is that aggression is not a basic drive. Desire for power is a basic drive, and aggression is what results that desire is frustrated.
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