psychosexual development


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Passionate psychosexual processes may occur in young children in the absence of any physical signs of premature sexual development.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
He holds that such cases show a "fixation" in an earlier stage of psychosexual development.
"The Behavior of Crowds" by Everett Dean Martin