Erik Erikson Quotes (38 quotes)
“Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.”
Childhood and Society (1950)
The Problem of Ego Identity (1956), published in Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
“Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.”
Childhood and Society (1950), p. 269
“When established identities become outworn or unfinished ones threaten to remain incomplete, special crises compel men to wage holy wars, by the cruelest means, against those who seem to question or threaten their unsafe ideological bases.”
The Problem of Ego Identity (1956), published in Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 4:56-121
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsErik Erikson
Born: June 15, 1902
Died: May 12, 1994 (aged 91)
Bio: 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.