GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology: Questions 1 of 545

Question

MCQ▾

According to Freud, the Oedipus complex in boys and the Electra complex in girls are resolved through

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

the emergence of death instinct

b.

identification with the opposite-sex parent

c.

moving into the latency stage

d.

identification with the same-sex parent

e.

the strengthening of the ego

Answer

d.

Explanation

Identification of same sex parents can resolve Oedipus complex in boys and Electra complex in girls.