Oedipus and Electra Complexes. FIY – a mini lesson in psychology .
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Oedipus and Electra Complexes
FIY – a mini lesson in psychology
In psychoanalytic theory, the term Oedipus complex denotes the emotions and ideas that the mind keeps in the unconscious, repressed. These emotions/ideas concentrate upon a boy’s desire to sexually possess his mother, and kill his father (from Greek play Oedipus Rex).
Sigmund Freud, the Father of Psychoanalysis, who coined the term "Oedipus complex" believed that the Oedipus complex is a desire for the mother in both sexes (he believed that girls have a homosexual attraction towards their mother); Freud disliked the term "Electra Complex", a term which was introduced by Carl Gustav Jung (his competitor+ both Freud and Jung were brand names).