infantile sexuality


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see psychoanalysispsychoanalysis,
name given by Sigmund Freud to a system of interpretation and therapeutic treatment of psychological disorders. Psychoanalysis began after Freud studied (1885–86) with the French neurologist J. M.
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infantile sexuality

[′in·fən‚tīl ‚sek·shə′wal·əd·ē]
(psychology)
An infant's or child's capacity for and enjoyment of activities and experiences that are essentially sexual.
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The present psychoanalytical reading of the Chatterley/ Bolton erotics, works less, however, through a traditional excavation of unconscious motive in character-behavior and action than through the uncovering of a specific Freudian pattern--the most celebrated of all psychoanalytical teleologies, the three stages (oral, anal, genital) in the development of infantile sexuality. In effect, Lawrence deploys the three stages, worked out by Freud in the Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality,(3) in his depiction of the progress of the Chatterley/Bolton affair--but he does so through a major reversal.
Freud gave this developmental stage that title because it marks the point where infantile sexuality anchors within the child's developing system and romantic impulses begin to flow towards the opposite sex parent.
On the other hand, they seemed convinced by the now debunked theory of infantile sexuality. The research also suggests that jurors tend to be better informed than the general public about child sexual abuse, thus lending support to Montesquieu's view of the court as public education.
Freud's theory of infantile sexuality is perhaps a way to explain the rather unusual relationship among her, Sethe, and Paul D.
These letters constitute one of the earliest expressions of Freud's theory of infantile sexuality, which was to become the essence of his theory of human behavior.
To most individuals the word psychoanalysis conjures up images of Sigmund Freud, the couch, infantile sexuality, Freudian slips, the tripartite structure of personality, dream analysis, transference, and toilet training.

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