What is the definition of "overt aggression"?


"Overt aggression" refers to open or observable acts of aggression or violence. It can be verbal or physical, such as threats, insults, bullying or assaults. An example of overt aggression is causing or threatening to inflict physical injury to someone.

Males typically engage in overt aggression while females resort to relational aggression or covert bullying, such as spreading rumors, excluding a person from an activity or damaging one's reputation. According to the National Institutes of Health, even though men often demonstrate physical aggression, they are also more victimized than girls while girls are more covertly bullied compared to boys. Nevertheless, both men and women remember acts of overt aggressions more than relational aggression.

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Overtly means openly or public, or open and observable; not hidden, concealed, or
overt: open and observable
Dictionary definition of Overt. An adjective; open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overt hostility.
Covert behavior is when somebody does something without others knowing (for example, covert observation is when you observe somebody without them knowing) and overt behavior is the
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[oh-vurt, oh-vurt]
open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overt hostility.
Heraldry. (of a device, as a purse) represented as open: a purse overt.
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