Definition of Phallic phase
1. Noun. (psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure.
Category relationships: Analysis, Depth Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Group relationships: Childhood
Generic synonyms: Phase, Stage
Medical Definition of Phallic phase
1. In psychoanalytic personality theory, the stage in psychosexual development, occurring when a child is between 2 and 6 years of age, during which interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experiences are centreed around the penis in boys and the clitoris in girls. See: genital phase. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Phallic phase
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1. History and Chronology of the Myth-making Age by James Francis Katherinus Hewitt (1901)
"It was the phallic phase of this belief in the union of heaven and earth which especially appeared in the creed of the sons of the antelope. ..."