OEDIPAL STAGE OEDIPUS COMPLEX

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the erotic emotions of the son directed at the mother, joined by rivalry and violence or resentment toward the father, during the phallic stage of growth. The correlating union between the father and daughter is termed the female Oedipus complex.

OEDIPAL STAGE OEDIPUS COMPLEX: "Jennifer developed a serious Oedipus complex toward her father."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "OEDIPAL STAGE OEDIPUS COMPLEX," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/oedipal-stage-oedipus-complex/ (accessed August 19, 2018).
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