Erikson on Development in Adulthood: New Insights from the Unpublished Papers

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Oxford University Press, Dec 13, 2001 - Psychology - 304 pages
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Erik Erikson (1902-1994) was one of the most eminent and prolific psychologists of the 20th century. Over his long career he published a dozen books, including classics such as Childhood and Society; Identity, Youth, and Crisis; and Young Man Luther . He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1970 for his biography Gandhi's Truth. It was also in 1970, when he retired from Harvard University, that Erikson began to rethink his earlier theories of development. He became increasingly occupied with the conflicts and challenges of adulthood--a shift from his earlier writings on the "identity crises" of adolescence. For the past twenty years, Carol Hoare has written extensively on various aspects of Erikson's work. She has been aided by access to Erikson's unpublished papers at Harvard, as well as cooperation with Joan Erikson, the psychologist's wife and longtime collaborator. By reconstructing Erikson's theory of adulthood from his unpublished papers, Hoare provides not only a much-needed revision of Erikson's work, but also a glimpse into the mind of one of the 20th century's most profound thinkers.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 Eriksons Thought in Context
7
3 Erikson and Rethinking the Meaning of Adult
23
4 Prejudiced Adult
41
5 MoralEthical Spiritual Adult
71
6 Playing Childlike Adult
113
7 Historically and Culturally Relative Adult
145
8 Insightful Adult
171
9 Wise Adult
185
10 Acclaim and Criticism for Eriksons Theory and His Concepts of the Adult
199
Notes
225
Index
269
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