The Oedipus Complex theory was created by famous psychologist Sigmund Freud. In this theory the child feels a sexual attraction to the opposite sex parent and a wish of death for the same sex parent. It is often misunderstood as a love of the mother and hatred of the father in both sexes.
- Named after a Greek mythical character
- Often refers to experiences of male children
- Usually appears between the ages of 3 and 5