According to psychoanalysis, the third social and sexual stage of a young child's development (after the oral stage and the anal stage). In the genital stage, interest in the child's own sex organs and in other people's replaces the earlier focusing on satisfaction of hunger and control of bowel movements. A genital personality is mature and no longer dominated by early drives for pleasure.
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But at this stage, he is either afraid or unable to get carried away by his thoughts.
Whether he can do it on the national stage is the unanswered question.
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He wants to know every external detail, even if the escape is ultimately to be shot on a sound stage.
He said many of them had trouble making the transition from stage realism to the more naturalistic demands of the screen.
But between the phase of schooling and the phase of adult learning there is an intermediate stage.
In practice we find a good deal of technical study comes into the college stage.
In Scotland and America that is distinguished and thought of clearly as the college stage.
It was in the college stage that most of us made out our religion and made it real for ourselves.
My schooling was shocking but, as a blessed compensation, my college stage was rather exceptionally good.