ATALAY, Mehmet
September 2007
Ekev Academic Review;Fall2007, Vol. 11 Issue 33, p15
Academic Journal
This essay deals with the psychology of Erik K. Erikson, which can be perfectly called as the psychology of crisis, since its core concept is 'identity crisis.' After introducing the eight psychosocial stages of Erikson?s psychology in a concise way, the essay embarks upon whether there is an essential difference between the psychosocial theory of Erikson and the psychoanalytic theory of Freud. In the final analysis, the essay comes to the conclusion that there is an essential difference between these two psychologies and that the psychology of crisis as a whole equipped the modern individual with insights and coping dynamics to be used in confronting crises throughout life span.


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