COPROPHILIA

noun. In reality, the adoration of bodily waste, that is exhibited through behaviors as an extreme or obsessive fascination with the waste itself or with items and terms that symbolize it. With regard to traditional psychoanalytic theory, these propensities are thought to symbolize an obsession for the duration of the anal stage of development.

COPROPHILIA: "Children who exhibit a strong interest in fecal expulsion as a child are more likely to be diagnosed with coprophilia as an adult."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "COPROPHILIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/coprophilia/ (accessed November 23, 2017).
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