What is Freud’s latency stage?
Latency Stage (6 years to puberty)
No further psychosexual development takes place during this stage (latent means hidden). The libido is dormant.
What happens in latency stage?
The latency phase originates during the phallic stage when the child’s Oedipus complex begins to dissolve. During this stage, the child learns to adapt to reality and also begins the process of what Freud terms ‘infantile amnesia’: the repression of the child’s earliest traumatic, overly sexual or evil memories.
What is the latency stage in psychology?
latency stage. in classical psychoanalytic theory, the stage of psychosexual development in which overt sexual interest is sublimated and the child’s attention is focused on skills and peer activities with members of his or her own sex. Also called latency; latency period; latency phase; latent stage.
What age is Oedipal stage?
The Oedipal complex occurs in the phallic stage of psychosexual development between the ages of three and five.