Back to top

stage of psychosexual development

(psychic ontogeny, phase of psychosexual development, period of psychosexual development)

According to psychoanalytic theory, the predominant anatomical source of sensory stimulation (erogenous zone), correlated with libidinal drive, determines mental and emotional development (psychic ontogeny) of the human child.

  1. Presuperego stage
    1. Oral stage (period, phase)
    2. Anal stage (period, phase)
    3. Phallic stage (period, phase)
  2. Latency stage
  3. Genital stage