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Freud Psychosexual Development

Latency Stage

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Summary

The Latency Period is the fourth stage of Freud's Psychosexual Development, and is seen in grade-school aged children between 7 and 12 years of age. There is no erogenous zone, and children disengage from sexual impulses and focus instead on social and intellectual development.

Key Points

  • Latency Period
    • Erogenous zone: none
    • Age: grade-school age (7-12)
    • Urges: none = disengage from sexual urges
      • Focus instead on social and intellectual development