In neo-freudian psychology, the electra complex, as proposed by carl jung in his theory of psychoanalysis, is a girls psychosexual competition with her mother for possession of her father. In the course of her psychosexual development, the complex is the girls phallic stage a boys analogous experience is the oedipus complex. however, it was carl jung freuds contemporary who first called this situation the electra complex in 1913. Just as the oedipus complex was named after a greek myth, so is the. While the term electra complex is frequently associated with sigmund freud, it was actually carl jung who coined the term in 1913. The term is derived from the greek myth of electra and her brother orestes, who plotted the death of their mother for revenge of their fathers murder. According to freud a lesbian, like every other human being, will have gone through the oedipus complex. What carl jung termed the electra complex is a reductive, essentialist version of one aspect of the oedipus complex. The electra complex usually occurs when a girl has experienced the loss of the parent, either his death or leaving their family. However, sometimes even women that have been raised in full normal families also encounter with such disorder.