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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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.
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.
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.
Female sex assignment was continued in our chromosomally male patient due to established psychosexual development and identity.
In Lacan's radical revision of Freud's early childhood stages of psychosexual development, the mirror stage marks the crucial period when the individual's nascent sense of self is "mirrored" or oriented in the intimidating presence of another who, in turn, elicits aggressive reactions of self-preservation in the self.