The Life Cycle Completed (Extended Version)
"This book will last and last, because it contains the wisdom of two wonderfully knowing observers of our human destiny."—Robert ColesFor decades Erik H. Erikson's concept of the stages of human development has deeply influenced the field of contemporary psychology. Here, with new material by Joan M. Erikson, is an expanded edition of his final work. The Life Cycle Completed eloquently closes the circle of Erikson's theories, outlining the unique rewards and challenges—for both individuals and society—of very old age.
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Preface to the First Edition
A Historical Note on the Outerworld
2 Psychosexuality and the Cycle of Generations
3 Major Stages in Psychosocial Development
5 The Ninth Stage
6 Old Age and Community
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