Oedipus complex (disambiguation)


Oedipus complex (disambiguation)

Oedipus complex can refer to:It is defined as a male child's unconscious desire for the exclusive love of his mother. This desire includes jealousy towards the father and the unconscious wish for that parent's death. Later researchers used the term Electra complex for the same phenomenon in girls towards their father. (In Greek myth, Electra, daughter of Agamemnon, helped plan the murder of her mother.)

The idea is based on the Greek myth of Oedipus, who unwittingly kills his father Laius and marries his mother Jocasta. The Oedipus conflict, or Oedipus complex, was described as a state of psychosexual development and awareness first occurring around the age of 5 and a half years (a period known as the phallic stage in Freudian theory).

*Oedipus complex, a psychological concept developed by Sigmund Freud
*"Oedipus complex", a salamander


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