Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Psychoanalytic theory

Psychoanalytic theory "Boys aged three to six want to have sex with their mother, but fear their father will castrate them as a punishment." "What? Every boy?" "Every boy. "Girls that age desire their mother too, but, upon realizing they lack a penis, come to the conclusion that they have been castrated already." "Every girl?" "Every girl." "But, has this been scientifically confirmed?" "The scientific method is of no use here! Each person is unique, so generalizations as expected by science are just not possible. "Now, as I was saying, if these anxieties common to every child are not properly resolved..."

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