anal phase meaning
Noun: anal phase
- (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
- anal stage
Derived forms: anal phases
Part of: childhood
- Had not Freud warned about the dangers of tampering with children's " anal phase " of development?
- An influential psychiatrist and Krajina Serb nationalist activist, Jovan Raakovi, argued that " Muslims [ are ] fixated in the anal phase of their psychosocial development and [ are ] therefore characterized by general aggressiveness and an obsession with precision and cleanliness . " It was seen by many Serbs as a prime example of how Albanians were ( in their view ) mistreating Serbs while the Albanian-run Kosovo government was " looking the other way ".