What is Psychoanalysis? – The Oedipus Complex

The emotional world of little children is not a peaceful world!

These films are intended to facilitate first encounters with Freud’s thought.

If you’re studying the psychodynamic approach, this resource is for you!

In this episode:

  • The emotional world of children
  • His Majesty the Baby
  • The mother as first love object
  • Is it sexual?
  • Jealousy, rivalry, hatred and anxiety
  • The role of the father Gender: Freud didn’t think you were just ‘born a boy’ or ‘born a girl’
  • There is no perfect resolution of the Oedipus complex
  • It marks us for life

A factsheet (PDF) accompanies this series