psychosexual development

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Noun1.psychosexual development - (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage
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"
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
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A comprehensive diagnostic evaluation should include an age-appropriate assessment of psychosexual development for all youths.
Decision on sex of rearing is difficult in some cases as the prenatal androgen imbalances result in ambiguous genitalia at birth and furthermore they are likely to influence psychosexual development.
In the first case, the stereotypical view would lead people to think that dads are not capable of taking care of the child as much as mums and of course a father should be "more masculine" to ensure the best and "correct" psychosexual development of their children, especially male ones.
His reconstruction shows that Roheim's account of children's psychosexual development provides a contrast between the internalised superego and ego-ideal of desert people and of European and European-influenced people which represents a perspective on psycho-social differences almost impossible to represent discursively in today's intellectual and moral environment.
Sigmund Freud's theory of psychosexual development put forth a template for what he deemed "normal" human development, starting at birth.
According to a 2009 study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, 81 percent of seminary rectors and 77 percent of diocesan vocation directors said the assessment of such psychosexual development was taken "very much" into consideration when admitting a candidate to priestly formation.
The author argues that the 'memorial' schoolgirl romance, with its unresolved endings, interrupts Freudian views of psychosexual development, while at other times drawing on Freudian concepts of repression, melancholia and the unconscious (e.
The paper also addresses the question put forward by Izzard (1999), namely whether or not to retain the Oedipus complex as a central organising concept in the psychosexual development of the homosexual, or whether one should discard it as being irrelevant and instead develop new theory.
Subjects addressed include the relevance of the first years for personality and emotional development, the nature versus nurture controversy, and the psychosexual development of the child.
They are in a psychosexual development stage where they are more aware of things around them.