Electra complexmedical dictionary

Female counterpart of the Oedipus complex in the male; a term used to describe unresolved conflicts during childhood development toward the father which subsequently influence a woman's relationships with men.

Synonyms: father complex.

Origin: Electra, daughter of Agamemnon

(05 Mar 2000)

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