Erikson, Erik


Erikson, Erik
(b. 1902)
   American psychoanalyst. Erikson was born in Frankfurt-am-Main and was educated at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute and at Harvard University. Subsequently he taught at Yale, the University of California, the University of Pittsburgh, M.I.T. and at Harvard. Erikson, together with Piaget, is one of the best-known developmental theorists of the 20th century. He argues that the human life cycle consists of eight major stages and his discussions of adolescence in particular have been hugely influential. Besides his clinical observations, he stresses the moral obligations of adults to provide a suitable environment in which the young can reach their full potential. His work is immensely readable and, although he has been accused of being more impressionistic than scientific, he has established himself as an important guru of the psychoanalytic community.
   His publications include Childhood and Society (1950), Identity, Youth and Crisis (1968), Gandhi’s Truth: On the Origins of Militant Non-Violence (1969), Dimensions of a New Identity (1974) and Adulthood (1978). His many awards include the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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  • Erikson, Erik — См. Erik Erikson. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Erikson, Erik —    (1902–1994)    A psychoanalyst who said that human development continues throughout life, Erikson was born out of wedlock in Frankfurt, Germany. He never knew his birth father, but when his mother, who was Danish, married pediatrician Theodor… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • Erikson, Erik H. — ▪ American psychoanalyst in full  Erik Homburger Erikson   born June 15, 1902, Frankfurt am Main, Ger. died May 12, 1994, Harwich, Mass., U.S.       German born American psychoanalyst whose writings on social psychology, individual identity, and… …   Universalium

  • ERIKSON, ERIK HOMBERGER — (1902–1994), U.S. psychoanalyst. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Erikson immigrated to the U.S. in 1933. He taught and did research at Harvard, Yale, and the University of California until 1951, when he joined the senior staff of the Austen Riggs… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Erikson, Erik Homburger — ▪ 1995       German born psychoanalyst (b. June 15, 1902, Frankfurt am Main, Germany d. May 12, 1994, Harwich, Mass.), profoundly influenced the study of human development with the 1950 publication of Childhood and Society, in which he divided… …   Universalium

  • Erikson, Erik H(omburger) — born June 15, 1902, Frankfurt am Main, Ger. died May 12, 1994, Harwich, Mass., U.S. German U.S. psychoanalyst. Trained in Vienna by Anna Freud, in 1933 he immigrated to the U.S., where he practiced child psychoanalysis in Boston and joined the… …   Universalium

  • Erikson, Erik H(omburger) — (15 jun. 1902, Francfort del Meno, Alemania–12 may. 1994, Harwich, Mass., EE.UU.). Psicoanalista estadounidense de origen alemán. Instruido por Anna Freud en Viena, en 1933 emigró a EE.UU., donde se desempeñó como psicoanalista infantil en Boston …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Erikson,Erik Homburger — Er·ik·son (ĕrʹĭk sən), Erik Homburger. 1902 1994. German born American psychoanalyst who proposed that people acquire mature psychosexual traits by overcoming a series of personal crises. His works include Childhood and Society (1950). * * * …   Universalium

  • Эриксон Эрик / Erikson, Erik H. — (1902 1992). Эриксон известен своими трудами по психологии развития. Он придумал термин кризис идентичности и описал жизненный цикл человека в виде последовательности восьми возрастных стадий …   Психологическая энциклопедия

  • Erik Erikson — Erik Homburger Erikson (* 15. Juni 1902 bei Frankfurt am Main; † 12. Mai 1994 in Harwich, Massachusetts, USA) war ein deutsch amerikanischer Psychoanalytiker und Vertreter der psychoanalytischen Ichpsychologie. Er gilt als Neofreudianer. Bekannt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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