psychosexual development


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psychosexual development

[¦sī·kō¦sek·chə·wəl di′vel·əp·mənt]
(psychology)
In psychoanalytic theory, a series of four developmental stages (oral, anal, phallic, and Oedipal), relatively fixed in time, that are determined by the interaction between a person's biological drives and the environment.
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In their work on the influence of fatherly affirmation on the psychosexual development of young men, Naus & Theis (1994, 1995) found a relationship between a father's unconditional positive regard and such characteristics as self-esteem and comfort with masculinity.
The commentaries are based on psychodynamic theories, which permit evaluation of the level of psychosexual development of the subjects as a group.
She proposes that there is a key relationship between the psychosexual development of women, gender socialization, self-esteem, and the dynamics of a martial relationship.
Perito's closing challenge seems to me to be the only way to proceed to advance the process of psychosexual development in the church, namely, that there be a continual dialogue between psychologists and theologians so that our morality will be informed by what is mentally healthy and maturing.
It is tragic that this failure to achieve psychosexual development occurs with some persons, but one cannot impose on them an obligation to overcome the condition of homosexuality because in a given set of circumstances it simply may not be possible or realistic for particular persons to effect this change.
The behavior and attitudes of a girl in relation to various aspects of her sexuality and her interaction with the opposite sex and with her family are thus valuable indicators for the evaluation of her level of psychosexual development.