anal stage

NOUN
  1. (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
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  • The goal of the present project is to empirically establish behavioral correlates of what is referred to in the analytic literature as the ‘anal stage’ of libidinal or psychosexual development.
  • On the psychic level, as I have tried to demonstrate by analyzing the central joke as if it were a highly condensed, overdetermined dream image, it involves a regression to the anal stage.
  • Or we can think of the anal stage of development as an attempt to control biological urges with the new surging power of symbolic meaning and mastery.
  • The anal stage (which Freud says has a lot to do with toilet training) is associated with expelling things, with learning boundaries between inside and outside, and with aggression and anger.
  • It could be demonstrated that creative thinking in science is closely connected with a specific reparation mechanism common in the anal stage of development.
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