2. Oedipus complex

Freud based his stages of psychosexual theory on the erogenous zones that are the source of libido during each stage of development. He saw the Oedipus complex as a normal aspect of development when a child develops a sexual attraction to the parent of the opposite gender. Freud believed that children who developed an attraction to the parent of the same-sex would grow up to be sexual deviants.

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