A Short Note on Latency

After going through the storms of pleasure/displeasure experiences during the infancy, there is a period of delay or pause known as latency, which according to Freud  starts around age seven and continues until puberty (2010). However, it should be noted that the age range is affected by childrearing practices, culture and environment. This phase takes placeContinue reading “A Short Note on Latency”

The Object of Desire

Striving for the object of desire is both pleasurable and painful. It is pleasurable because it gratifies the primal narcissistic tendencies and it is painful because there are limitations in reality on the way of achieving that object; limitations such as moral standards, money, distance, time, people, differences, etc. Otto Fenichel says “the first acceptanceContinue reading “The Object of Desire”