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The negative Oedipus complex refers to a child's unconscious sexual desire for the same-sex parent and hatred for the opposite-sex parent. Freud deprecated the term " Electra complex ", which was introduced by Carl Gustav Jung in in regard to the Oedipus complex manifested in young girls. Freud further proposed that the Oedipus complex, which originally refers to the sexual desire of a son for his mother, is a desire for the parent in both males and females, and that boys and girls experience the complex differently: Oedipus refers to a 5th-century BC Greek mythological character Oedipuswho unwittingly kills his father, Laiusand marries his mother, Jocasta.

A play based on the myth, Oedipus Rexwas written by Sophoclesca. Modern productions of Sophocles' play were staged in Paris and Vienna in the 19th century and were phenomenally successful in the s and s. The Austrian psychiatristSigmund Freud —attended. In his book The Interpretation of Dreams first published inhe proposed that an Oedipal desire is a universal, psychological phenomenon innate phylogenetic to human beings, and the cause of much unconscious guilt.

Freud believed that the Oedipal sentiment Husband sexually attracted to his mother been inherited through the millions of years it took for humans to evolve from apes.

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