Oedipus Complex

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.

Fast Facts:

  • Named after a Greek mythical character
  • Often refers to experiences of male children
  • Usually appears between the ages of 3 and 5

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