Identity and the Life Cycle, Volume 1
This book collects three early papers that—along with Childhood and Society—many consider the best introduction to Erikson's theories.
"Ego Development and Historical Change" is a selection of extensive notes in which Erikson first undertook to relate to each other observations on groups studied on field trips and on children studied longitudinally and clinically. These notes are representative of the source material used for Childhood and Society.
"Growth and Crises of the Health Personality" takes Erikson beyond adolescence, into the critical stages of the whole life cycle.
In the third and last essay, Erikson deals with "The Problem of Ego Identity" successively from biographical, clinical, and social points of view—all dimensions later pursued separately in his work.
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Review: Identity and the Life CycleUser Review - Karen Floyd - Goodreads
I found this difficult to read but worth it. The writing was dense and I had to go back and re-read sections to understand them, and even get out the dictionary. All, those psychological terms! There ... Read full review
Review: Identity and the Life CycleUser Review - Catherine Woodman - Goodreads
the classic text on the eight stages of man, which I use every week in the teaching of residents Read full review
Ego Development and Historical Change
Growth and Crises of the Healthy
The Problem of Ego Identity