Anal-Retentive (anal stage of motivational development)

Anal-Retentive (anal stage of motivational development)

The anal stage of motivational development is characterized by the child’s central area of bodily concern in the rectum. Bowel movements become a source of pleasure to the child. The child may defecate to receive pleasure. However, gaining pleasure from defecating brings the child into conflict with the parents regarding toilet training. Freud claimed that delays during this stage (or this stage occurring prematurely) can cause fixation. Fixation during the anal stage can result in anal retention in which a person exhibits compulsive cleanliness, orderliness, or fussiness.

Related Posts

Next Post

Discussion about this glossary

POPULAR NEWS

EDITOR'S PICK

Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Create New Account!

Fill the forms below to register

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.