Childhood and Society Setting & Symbolism

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Freudianism

The psychological theory of Sigmund Freud, which deeply influenced Erikson.

The Eight Stages of Man

Erikson's eight stage theory of psychosocial development.

The Ego

Erikson understands the Ego as that group of psychological motivations that generate identity and balance the Id and Superego.

The Id

The set of psychological motivations that are most primitive, animal and that need to be restrained.

The Superego

The set of psychological motivations that restrain the passions of the Id and influence the choices of the Ego.

Zones, Modes and Modalities

Erikson's concepts that relate emotions and sexual drives to regions of the body and social relationships.

Case Studies

Erikson often defends his theory by means of case studies.

National Identity

Erikson also believes that his theory can be extended to national psychologies.

Somatic, Ego and Social Processes

These three processes, physical, mental and social, all have a complex interplay that help...

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