The Oedipus Complex and the Westermarck Effect

published 6 years ago by BBC Radio

The Oedipus Complex explained in under 2 minutes. Narrated by Aidan Turner.

NBI you love your mother lots of us do. But not in that way. Come on please don't put because I got in my head. That's exactly how Sigmund Freud sort though. He believed up boys Reacher developmental stage with a lust after their mothers see themselves as love rivals with their fathers and what the father is dead. They don't realize that they're doing this because it's an unconscious desire coming from the it they get censored by the conscious mind. The Oedipus complex is named after the character who killed his father by mistake and slept with his mother Jocasta without realizing who she walks. Girls go through a similar phase when the unconsciously fallen over their fathers and mothers mothers out of the picture sometimes called the Electra complex. For Freud growing to psychological maturity involved experiencing and then getting beyond the Oedipus complex. Those who got stuck in that phase manifested all kinds of problems in and ...

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