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    attraction toward the parent of the opposite sex, together with envy and fear of the same-sex parent. In boys, this situation is called the “Oedipus Complex” (aka the “Oedipal Complex”) named after the young man in a Greek myth who killed his father and married his mother, unaware of their true identities. In girls, it is called the “Electra Complex.” c. Boys, in the midst of their Oedipus Complex, often experience intense "castration anxiety", which comes from the fear of punishment from the fathers caused by their desire for their mothers. Girls' Electra Complex involves "penis envy". That is, according to Freud, the girl believes that she once had a penis, but it was removed. In order to compensate for its loss, the girl wants to have a child by her father. Success or failure in the Oedipus conflict is at the core of either normal psychological development or psychological disorder. If a child is able to successfully resolve the conflict, he or she will have learnt to control their envy and hostility and begin to identify with and model after the parent of their own sex, and are ready to move on to the next developmental stage. d. Phallic fixation for men: Size inferiority, anxiety and guilty feelings about sexual performance, fear of castration: male intimidation, narcissistic personality. If boys are “intimidated” at this stage (still children and growing, yet under-developed and bullied), they are often fixated on penis size and buttocks. e. Phallic fixation for women:…

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    this energy you become ‘Anally retentive’ if you use too much you become messy and untidy. Between 4-7 Freud had 2 different perspectives for boys and girls. The Oedipus Complex and the Electra Complex. The boys go through a phallic stage and this is when the SUPEREGO comes in. They’re experience conflicting unconscious desires as they start to romantically desire their mothers. They become jealous of their fathers because he is in the way of them fulfilling their desires. They also have a fear…

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    The term Oedipal complex was initially used by Sigmund Freud as he developed a theory to explain the psychosexual stages of development. He attempted to describe the boy feelings of attraction to the mother with anger and envy towards the father (Fear, 2005). Basically, the boy may feel like he is competing with the father for the belonging and possession of the mother. The boy sees the father as a threat for her affections, desires, and attentions. In terms of the psychoanalytic theory, Oedipus…

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    Psychoanalytic School of Personality Comparison Although all of the various therapy techniques can be effective in the treatment of neuroses, each offers a unique approach in the helping relationship. Therapy can involve years of focus on childhood experiences and desire of the id to relatively short periods of therapy involving a holistic, or whole person approach. When looking at the different schools of therapy, it becomes easier to compare when analyzing the same case study from the…

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    the first memories I had as a child was always being a “Daddy’s girl”. For the longest time, I remember always wanting to hold my Dad’s hand while we would walk. Sometimes, my parents would jokingly ask, “Who do you love more?” or “Who would you want to live with?” and I would automatically choose my dad. As far as I could remember as a child, my everlasting promise was wanting to take care of my dad when I was older, to cook for him, to buy him a house, and buy him all of the cars he wanted.…

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    Hans is afraid of his mother drowning in the bathtub - Hans’s Fantasies and Dreams 1. Giraffes - Hans told his father that he drunk of a picture off in a crumpled one - In the dream, Hans took the crumpled giraffe from the big giraffe, but the big one complained. After the big one stopped complaining, Hans sat on the crumpled giraffe - Interpretation: The big giraffe represented the father due to the giraffe’s long neck (penis). The crumpled giraffe represented the mother or her…

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    Oedipus — Despite mother being the parent who primarily gratifies the child’s desires, the child begins forming a discrete sexual identity — “boy”, “girl” — that alters the dynamics of the parent and child relationship; the parents become the focus of infantile libidinal energy. The boy focuses his libido (sexual desire) upon his mother, and focuses jealousy and emotional rivalry against his father — because it is he who sleeps with the mother. To facilitate uniting him with the mother, the…

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    Dream Theories My first theory that I list would be Sigmund Freud theory that dreams focus primarily on sexual desires and symbolism. "I found in myself a constant love for my mother, and jealousy of my father. I now consider this to be a universal event in childhood," Freud said. His thoughts was that children were more fond to the opposite sex parent. He used the Oedipus conflict to point out how much he believed that people desire incest and must repress that desire. Oedipus was the…

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    The short stories titled “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro and “The Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Kiefer share a common theme rooted in the power of desire and the struggle to establish loving relationships that appears to be a struggle for many developing adolescents. Both of these short works give us a snapshot of two unique characters mental development during a vulnerable period of development. As these stories progress we become increasingly aware of the underlying themes of the struggle to…

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    In William Shakespeare's work Hamlet, Shakespeare uses the ghost of the deceased king to play a significant role in the plot of the story as a whole in multiple ways. The first way Shakespeare uses the ghost of King Hamlet is by first using him to play a crucial role in the development of the characters in the play, especially Hamlet. An example of the ghost doing this is sending Hamlet into his descent into madness and furthering his complex character. Shakespeare does this by having the ghost…

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