Identity's Architect: A Biography of Erik H. Erikson

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Free Association Books Limited, 1999 - Psychoanalysis - 592 pages
This is an biography of Erik Erikson, American postwar psychoanalyst and developmental psychologist. Historian Lawrence J. Friedman illuminates the relationship between Erikson's personal life and his ideas. Erik Erikson acutely reshaped views of human development with his concept of identity and his eight-stage model of the human life-cycle.

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A sympathetic, and meticulous account of the life and times of the psychoanalytic giant who mapped a progression of the individual's lifetime development of identity. Historian Friedman (Indiana Univ ... Read full review

Identity's architect: a biography of Erik H. Erikson

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A voice of hope amidst the pathologists of psychoanalysis, Erikson was committed to describing people's minds in a healthy state. In this complex, nicely rendered biography, Friedman draws a fine ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Friedman is professor of history at Indiana University. He directs the Indiana Arts and Humanities Forum and is an activist for the rights of minorities, scholars, and the mentally ill.

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