anal phase


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Noun1.anal phase - (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learnedanal phase - (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
childhood - the time of person's life when they are a child
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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Croatia itself is a circus presided over by men stuck in the anal phase, and the world is run by "bad pupils" like them.
Ernest Jones traced the creation fantasy of "inseminating" the ear with the spirit of the father to the anal phase of libidinal development.