Electra-complex definition

In psychoanalysis, a daughter's unconscious libidinal desire for her father.
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(obs., psychoanalysis) The unconscious tendency of a daughter to be attached to her father and hostile toward her mother.
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In psychoanalysis, a daughter's unconscious libidinal desire for her father.
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(psychoanalysis) The theory that a female's psychological development involves a sexual attachment to the father and jealousy of the mother.
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Origin of electra-complex

  • With reference to Electra of Greek mythology, who killed her mother.

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