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psychosexual development in Medicine

psychosexual development n.
In Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the influence that sexual growth has on personality development from birth to adult life, with the phases of sexual maturation designated as oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital.

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  • He holds that such cases show a "fixation" in an earlier stage of psychosexual development.

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