Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson

Born: June 15, 1902

Died: May 12, 1994

Nationality: American

Occupation: Psychologist

Biography: Erik Erikson was a German-born American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychosocial development of human beings. He may be most famous for coining the phrase identity crisis. His son, Kai T. Erikson, is a noted American sociologist.

Source/Notes: The Problem of Ego Identity (1956), published in Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

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