Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson : Post-Freudian Theory

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Erik Erikson, the man who single handedly coined the phrase identity crisis. Erikson's world fame in multiple fields includes education, psychohistory, anthropology, and psychoanalysis, all without a college degree of any kind. Erikson extends the assumptions of Freud unlike other theorists who repudiate Freud's findings offering a novel outlook in the process (Erikson, 1963). The post-Freudian theory of Erik Erikson acts as an extension to the infantile developmental stages of Freud incorporating stages of adolescence, adulthood, and old age. The suggestion of Erikson is that contributing to the formation of personality is a psychosocial struggle during each stage. This struggle takes the form of an identity crisis from adolescence on, acting as a turning point in one's life that can either weaken or strengthen one's personality. Erikson's post-Freudian theory is an extension of psychoanalysis, one that Erikson believes that in time Freud himself may have covered. Although Erikson's lifecycle approach to personality makes use of Freudian theory as the foundation, several differences exist between Freud and Erikson. Erikson places more emphasis on both historical and social influences in addition to his elaboration of psychosexual stages beyond childhood. Like those of other personality theorists, Erik Erikson's post-Freudian theory is a reflection of his personal background including a lifelong search for his identity, experiences with a variety of cultures, extensive travels, and the arts.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 2.03mm | 90.72g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514265567
  • 9781514265567

About Steven G Carley MS

Steven grows-up in a small town in Boston, Massachusetts playing with other children in his neighborhood. Steven leads a mostly quiet life spending much of his time devoted to his studies. Steven views himself more as a curious person than as a genius. He was born on July 13, 1975, his father was a machinist and mother Beverly was daughter to a machinist. Steven liked running and climbing but most of all he liked collecting, match box cars, baseball cards, muscle men figures, and pretty much anything else he could get his hands on. Steven grows-up with his two sisters who as mentioned earlier lead a relatively quiet life. Steven at times rebels at home by sneaking out of the house at night to join in the endeavors of locals in the neighborhood. Steven succeeds within University of Phoenix receiving a Bachelor of Science degree graduating with honors. Steven has written 40 total in print books. This is where most of Steven's authority in writing resides. Through his intense study and writing routine he has become an SME in various domains. He is currently continuing his studies within a terminal master's degree IO psychology program at SNHU of which he is being conferred during the summer of 2015.show more