Some data bearing on the Oedipus hypothesis

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Following a series of questionnaire inquiries and a revised analysis of data obtained previously, the author presents a revised hypothesis concerning the culturalized expression of the Oedipus complex: “To achieve their sex-roles, males must achieve independence which involves loosening their Oedipal attachments to their mothers; females… need do neither but rather they need only to transfer their dependency from father to husband.” 19 references. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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