Freud's Psychosexual Theory Quiz

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What is the age range for the Oral Stage in psychosexual theory?

Birth to 1 year

In psychosexual theory, what is the erogenous zone during the Anal Stage?

Anus

What is the main goal of the Phallic Stage in psychosexual theory?

Identifying with the same-sex parent

What is the age range for the Latency Stage in psychosexual theory?

7 to 10 years

What is the Electra Complex in psychosexual theory?

Jealousy of a girl towards her mother

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Psychosexual Theory Stages

  • The Oral Stage occurs from birth to approximately 18 months, during which the mouth is the primary erogenous zone and satisfaction comes from sucking, eating, and biting.

Anal Stage

  • The erogenous zone during the Anal Stage, which occurs from approximately 18 months to 3 years, is the anus, with satisfaction derived from expelling or retaining feces.

Phallic Stage

  • The main goal of the Phallic Stage, occurring from approximately 3 to 6 years, is to resolve the Oedipus Complex (for boys) or the Electra Complex (for girls), where the child must navigate feelings of desire and rivalry towards the opposite-sex parent.

Latency Stage

  • The Latency Stage, spanning from approximately 6 to 12 years, is characterized by a temporary suppression of sexual feelings, during which energy is directed towards learning, socialization, and other activities.

Electra Complex

  • The Electra Complex is a psychological phenomenon in which a young girl feels a desire for her father and a rivalry with her mother, typically occurring during the Phallic Stage.

Test your knowledge of Freud's psychosexual theory with this quiz! Explore the oral, anal, and phallic stages and their associated age ranges and erogenous zones. Gain insight into the cost-benefit theory and its relation to the Oedipus complex.

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