Synopses & Reviews
Erikson, whose work first described the now familiar concepts of "identity crisis" and "life cycle," provided an unprecedented framework for considering the individual psyche within society and culture. Unveiling a dynamic process of psychological development, he emphasized the tendency toward growth and the integration of multiple influences--the biological, social, psychological, cultural, and historical. With writings from Erikson's entire career, including major work from , , , and , this invaluable reader charts the influence of Erikson's thinking in the areas of child psychology, development through the lifespan, leadership, and moral growth.
A celebration of the legacy of one of the great thinkers of the 20th century, whose insights into humankind can serve as a beacon to guide our passage intothe next millennium.
With writings from Erikson s entire career, including major work fromChildhood and Society, Insight and Responsibility, Young Man Luther, and Gandhi s Truth, this invaluable reader charts the influence of Erikson s thinking in the areas of child psychology, development through the lifespan, leadership, and moral growth. "
"This volume, ably assembled and introduced by Robert Coles, presents the Essential Erikson."'"Howard Gardner
Erik H. Erikson is recognized as one of the world's leading figures in the field of psychoanalysis and human development. His ideas about the stages of development, the sources of identity, and the interdependence of individual growth and historical change revolutionized our understanding of the nature and course of psychological growth.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-510) and index.
About the Author
A winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, was renowned worldwide as teacher, clinician, and theorist in the field of psychoanalysis and human development. is a child psychiatrist and writer who has spent his life doing documentary work. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.