JOCASTA COMPLEX By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 It is when a mother has an abnormally close or incestuous attachment to her son. It is named after Jocasta the mother and wife of Oedipus in Greek mythology. JOCASTA COMPLEX: "Jocasta Complex is the incestuous attachment or abnormally close attachment of a mother to her son." Related Psychology Terms PHAEDRA COMPLEX PROCRUSTES ROTATION SECURE ATTACHMENT UTOPIA ORESTES COMPLEX MATRILOCAL CADUCEUS ELECTRA COMPLEX PYGMALIONISM THANATOS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "JOCASTA COMPLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/jocasta-complex/ (accessed October 14, 2019).