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Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson (1902-1994) is the author of Identity, Youth, and Crisis. Since Identity, Youth, and Crisis is a non-fiction book concerning Erikson's psychological theories, he is the most important person in the work. Erikson was born to Danish parents in Germany and his childhood led to his interest in the psychology of identity. In early adulated, he taught dancing and art in Vienna and met Sigmund Freud's daughter, Anna, who he underwent psychoanalysis with. He then became a psychoanalyst and a follower of Freud.

When Erikson received his college degree in 1933 his family moved to Denmark and later to the United States. Erikson then began a psychoanalytic practice. From 1933 to 1950, Erikson studied childhood development, putting together his landmark Childhood and Society. In this book, Erikson developed his unique methodology of integrating social science and psychoanalysis and developed the eight stage lifecycle of ego development applied in...

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