ANAL-EXPULSIVE PHASE

with regard to psychoanalytic principles, a level of the anal phase in which enjoyments attained by voiding bodily waste and the sadist intuition is correlated to deterioration of the item. It is proposed that obsession at this level is an indication that the child will grow to be an adult with anal characteristics.

ANAL-EXPULSIVE PHASE: "It wasn't surprising to Ted's mother looking back on his behavior throughout the anal-expulsive phase of his young life, that he would develop an anal personality in adult life."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANAL-EXPULSIVE PHASE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anal-expulsive-phase/ (accessed July 25, 2019).
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