Freud's Oedipus Complex Theory: Definition & Overview


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According to Freud's theory of the Oedipus complex, children resolve their Oedipus complex and move on to the next stage of psycho-sexual development by doing which of the following?

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1. Which of the following definitions best describes what Freud refers to as the phallic stage of development?

2. Which of the following definition best defines the concept of the super-ego?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet covers the principles behind Sigmund Freud's Oedipus complex theory. You'll specifically be tested on the concepts of the super-ego and the phallic stage of development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • How Freud believed children resolved their Oedipus complex
  • Definition of the phallic stage of development
  • The concept of the super-ego

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Oedipus complex theory lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the phallic stage of development and the super-ego
  • Making connections - use understanding of how Freud developed and applied his Oedipus complex theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about this theory, review the accompanying lesson titled Freud's Oedipus Complex Theory: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Understand key terms and phrases related to Freud's Oedipus complex, including castration complex and repression
  • Trace the psycho-sexual development of children and adolescents, according to Sigmund Freud
  • Know the relevance of the Oedipus complex theory in modern psychology