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Abandoned Mothers

Abandoned Mothers

Understanding Abandoned Mothers Abandoned mothers are women who are deserted or neglected by their partners, left to bear the responsibilities of raising their children alone.  This phenomenon occurs across diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultural...
Jacques Lacan 

Jacques Lacan 

Jacques-Marie Émile Lacan Jacques Lacan was a French psychoanalyst born in Paris in 1901 and died in 1981. He graduated in medicine and specialised in psychiatry between 1927 and 1931, having been a resident at the Sainte-Anne Hospital in Paris.  Lacan is known...
Libidinal Development

Libidinal Development

What is the libidinal development?  Libidinal development, commonly known as psychosexual development, is the process of the sexual energy (libido) manifesting itself in different parts of the body and in different objects throughout life. According to Sigmund...
Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Psychoanalysis and Philosophy

Psychoanalysis and philosophy relationship Psychoanalysis and philosophy are two areas of knowledge that are related in many ways.  Psychoanalysis, founded by Sigmund Freud, is a method for treating mental disorders and a theory that explains human behaviour,...
Psychoanalysis and Marxism 

Psychoanalysis and Marxism 

Psychoanalysis and Marxism Overview Psychoanalysis and Marxism are two different theories that try to understand society and psychological human suffering.  There are various ways of articulating these two concepts, some more critical and others more...
Mother Fixation

Mother Fixation

What is the meaning of mother fixation? Mother fixation is a concept that relates to the Oedipus Complex, which is one of the stages in the psychosexual development of the male child that is characterised by a strong attraction to the maternal figure and rivals...

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