ORAL STAGE

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the first phase of psychocarnal growth, occurring in the first year of life, wherein the libido is focused on the mouth, which is the main erotic region. The phase is separated into the formative oral-sucking stage, wherein satisfaction is attained by sucking the nipple during nursing, and the later oral-biting stage, whenever satisfaction is additionally attained by biting. Commonly referred to as oral stage.

ORAL STAGE: "The oral stage in an infant's life is one of the most important and can very well predispose the child to certain personality types as an adult- this is sometimes difficult for people to believe or understand."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ORAL STAGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/oral-stage/ (accessed October 12, 2019).
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