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 Tko je bio Erik Erikson? Erik Erikson je roðen 15. lipnja 1902 u Frankfurtu u  Njemaèkoj. Utemeljio je teoriju psihosocijalnog razvoja kao jednu od najpoznatijih teroija liènosti. Njegov interes za rani razvoj identiteta, razvio se na temelju njegova vlastita iskustva u školi. U školi, druga djeca ga zadirkivali za nordijsko porijeklo  jer je bio visok, plav, i plavook. U gimnaziji bio je odbijen zbog svog židovskog podrijekla.

Career:

After spending some time traveling throughout Europe, Erik Erikson studied psychoanalysis from Anna Freud and earned a certificate from the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. Erikson moved to the United States in 1933 and was offered a teaching position at Harvard Medical School. In addition to this, he also had a private practice in child psychoanalysis. Later, he held teaching positions at University of California at Berkeley, Yale, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, Austen Riggs Center, and Center for Advanced Studies of the Behavioral Sciences.

He published a number of books on his theories and research, including Childhood and Society and The Life Cycle Completed. His book Gandhi's Truth was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and a national Book Award.

Contributions to Psychology:

Erik Erikson spent time studying the cultural life of the Sioux of South Dakota and the Yurok of northern California. He utilized the knowledge he gained of cultural, environmental, and social influences to further develop his psychoanalytic theory.

While Freud’s theory had focused on the psychosexual aspects of development, Erikson’s addition of other influences helped to broaden and expand psychoanalytic theory. He also contributed to our understanding of personality as it is developed and shaped over the course of the lifespan.
Source: about.com
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