phallic phase


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phal·lic phase

in psychoanalytic personality theory, the stage in psychosexual development, occurring when a child is 2-6 years old, during which interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experiences are centered around the penis in boys and the clitoris in girls. See: genital phase.

phal·lic phase

(fal'ik fāz)
In psychoanalytic personality theory, the stage in psychosexual development, occurring when a child is 2-6 years of age, during which interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experiences are centered on the penis in boys and the clitoris in girls.
See also: genital phase