Question: What is it called when a son likes his mom?

In psychoanalytic theory, the Oedipus complex refers to the childs desire for sexual involvement with the opposite sex parent, particularly a boys erotic attention to his mother. The Oedipal complex occurs in the phallic stage of psychosexual development between the ages of three and five.

What is it called when a daughter is attracted to her mother?

The Electra complex is a term used to describe the female version of the Oedipus complex. It involves a girl, aged between 3 and 6, becoming subconsciously sexually attached to her father and increasingly hostile toward her mother. Carl Jung developed the theory in 1913.

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