Erik Erikson

American German-born psychoanalyst & essayist

Erik Homburger Erikson (15 June 1902 – 12 May 1994) was a German-born American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst. Erikson is known for his theory on psychosocial development of human beings. Erikson is also known for coining the phrase identity crisis. His son is Kai T. Erikson, a sociologist.

Erik Erikson

In 1970, Erikson won a Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction[1] and won a U.S. National Book Award in the Philosophy and Religion category,[2] both for Gandhi's Truth.

Erikson died at the Rosewood Manor Nursing Home in Harwich, Massachusetts on 12 May 1994.[3]

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  1. "1970 Winners: Letters, Drama, and Music". Columbia University. Retrieved 2014-04-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "National Book Awards - 1970". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2014-04-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Erik Erikson, 91, Psychoanalyst Who Reshaped Views of Human Growth, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-04-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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