Oedipus Complex, Mate Choice, Imprinting; an Evolutionary Reconsideration of a Freudian Concept based on Empirical Studies

@article{Bereczkei2009OedipusCM,
  title={Oedipus Complex, Mate Choice, Imprinting; an Evolutionary Reconsideration of a Freudian Concept based on Empirical Studies},
  author={T. Bereczkei and P. Gyuris},
  journal={Mankind Quarterly},
  year={2009},
  volume={50},
  pages={71-94}
}
  • T. Bereczkei, P. Gyuris
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Mankind Quarterly
  • Freud’s assumption that the Oedipal relationship plays an important part in shaping the future character of mate choice needs a scientific reconsideration that, in turn, requires setting an empirically testable explanation. The authors hypothesize that the close physical and emotional attachment between the mother and her son includes a sexual imprinting-like mechanism that influences the processing of childhood experiences. Here they present a set of experiments showing that adults prefer long… CONTINUE READING
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