Erik Erikson

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Birthday
15, 1902
Birthplace
Frankfurt, Germany
Death Date
May 12, 1994 (91)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1902
Birthplace
Frankfurt, Germany
Death Date
May 12, 1994 (91)

About

German psychologist known for his pioneering work in psychosocial development. He is often credited as one of the first psychologist to adhere to ego psychology.

Before Fame

He struggled with his identity, being a tall, blond, blue eyed kid who was raised Jewish.

Trivia

He is credited with coining the term identity crisis and he won a Pulitzer Prize and a U.S. National Book Award for his 1969 book Gandhi's Truth.

Family Life

He got married to Joan Serson Erikson in 1930.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Sigmund Freud .