latency stage

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Noun1.latency stage - (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities
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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Parents should realize that if homosexual behaviour and attraction is taught to their children during the latency stage (ages 8-13) many will misidentify themselves as being gay because of their attraction to their same-sex peers and repulsion towards the opposite sex.
The psychologist Eric Erikson entitled the latency stage as: 'Industry vs.
Please note that during the Latency stage the teacher has a profound influence on the child's life.