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Electra complex


Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): father complex

[Electra, daughter of Agamemnon]

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