PRIMAL SCENE

In theory, the primal scene is the first time a child witnesses his or her parents having intercourse. The child through direct sight or through fantasy interprets the act as violence.

PRIMAL SCENE: "The primal scene can have a direct and profound effect on a child."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIMAL SCENE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primal-scene/ (accessed October 21, 2020).
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