Oedipus Complex

Known as: Complex, Oedipus, Oedipal complex 
Attachment of the child to the parent of the opposite sex, accompanied by envious and aggressive feelings toward the parent of the same sex.
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1944-2017
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2009
Review
2009
This paper recovers the notion of the sacrifice of sexuality as the central, tragic, element of the oedipal structure. This… (More)
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2003
2003
Psychoanalysts have assumed that Sophocles can be seen through the lens of Freud, and that the Oedipus complex is about the… (More)
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2000
2000
The Adam and Eve story is construed as having an organizing function that facilitates the analytic understanding of certain… (More)
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1995
1995
Recent observations in the behavioral and neurosciences have raised questions about the ubiquity of the oedipus complex as well… (More)
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1989
1989
The transition into the male Oedipus complex is complicated by the fact that there is no "change of object" as in female… (More)
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1985
1985
The emergence of oedipal object relations is a crucial stage in the development toward individuated adult mentation… (More)
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1983
1983
  • Darcy Jaffe
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…
  • 1983
The conflictual problems that accompany the Oedipus complex, in both its positive and negative (normal and inverted) forms, have… (More)
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1982
1982
  • S Lebovici
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1982
The universality of the Oedipus complex indicates that the oedipal situation is at the heart of the mental life of man. Usually… (More)
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1982
1982
  • Heinz Kohut
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1982
Written shortly before his death, Heinz Kohut's last paper opens with a discussion of the paper 'Introspection, empathy, and… (More)
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1976
1976
Detailed child observational study reveals variable pathways by which the girl enters her Oedipus complex. The data of three… (More)
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