Instrumental Aggression in which the primary goal is not to harm the victim but rather attainment of some other goal, such as access to valued resources.
Instrumental aggression is a term sometimes used in social psychology to describe behaviour that is not aggressive for its own sake but as a means to an end. For example, the difference between killing an enemy in person and pressing a button in a missile site a thousand miles away.
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