4: Erik H. Erikson: Contributions to the Development of Psychohistory: 1. The Concept of Identity

Szaluta, Jacques
January 2001
Psychohistory;2001, p83
Book Chapter
Information on the concept of identity as put forward by Erik H. Erikson from Chapter 4 of the book "Psychohistory" is presented. In a "New York Times" article, it is pointed out that Erikson had profoundly affected the psychological views of human development. Furthermore, he accented and formulated the development of personality and identity in relation and social roles based on psychoanalytic theory.


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