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Origin of Oedipus complex
Words nearby Oedipus complex
Example sentences from the Web for Oedipus complex
But even this factor cannot seriously undermine the spontaneous character of the childish Oedipus-complex.
Now you will be impatient to discover what this frightful Oedipus-complex consists of.
The Oedipus-complex expands and becomes a family-complex when other children appear.
In this sense the Oedipus-complex is correctly designated as the nucleus of the neurosis.
You will remember that we were led to a similar alternative in the discussion of the Oedipus-complex.
British Dictionary definitions for Oedipus complex
Derived forms of Oedipus complexoedipal or oedipean, adjective
Medical definitions for Oedipus complex
Cultural definitions for Oedipus complex
In Freudian theory, the unconscious desire of a young child for sexual intercourse with the parent of the opposite sex, especially between boys and their mothers (see genital stage). Followers of the psychologist Sigmund Freud long believed that the Oedipus complex was common to all cultures, although many psychiatrists now refute this belief. The Oedipus complex is named after the mythical Oedipus, who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother.