The Oral Stage is the 1st stage of Freudian psychosexual development, and is exhibited by infants between 0 and 1 years of age. The mouth is the primary erogenous zone and leads to urges like sucking and biting.
- Oral Stage
- Erogenous zone: mouth
- Age: 1st year of life (0-1)
- Urges: sucking/biting
- Fixation may lead to persistent oral urges (e.g. sucking on thumb, biting nails)