anal stage

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Synonyms for anal stage

(psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned

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Whether these conflicts are unconsciously influenced by an anal stage in childhood development remains debatable).
The classical psychoanalytical argument for attitudes to wealth as a transformation of anal stage behaviours depends upon a giving up of self formed in the oral-anal-genital stages of personality development.
For Wiru, it seems unlikely that ideas about wealth can be simply reduced to transformations of retentive and eliminative pleasures developed in the anal stage.