anal phase meaning

  "anal phase" in a sentence
Noun: anal phase
  1. (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
    - anal stage

Derived forms: anal phases

Type of: phase, stage

Part of: childhood

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  1. Had not Freud warned about the dangers of tampering with children's " anal phase " of development?
  2. 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 ".

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