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Erik H. Erikson

Explorer of Identity and the Life Cycle

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 158
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Mind Shapers

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Paperback - 9781403999863

15 April 2008

$33.99

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Ebook - 9781137066060

26 March 2008

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Erik Erikson has been described as 'probably the most significant post-Freudian thinker' with a 'unique and profound vision'. Al Gore was his student, Bill Clinton a great admirer. Getting to grips with his complex ideas...

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Erik Erikson has been described as 'probably the most significant post-Freudian thinker' with a 'unique and profound vision'. Al Gore was his student, Bill Clinton a great admirer. Getting to grips with his complex ideas however is no easy task. This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth road map to Erikson's work and is ideal for all students of Psychology. Stevens lucidly and authoritatively analyses his ideas about childhood development, adolescence, identity, the life cycle and his psychobiographical studies of Luther and Gandhi. This penetrating critique of Erikson's work reveals how relevant his ideas are today.

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Has a lucid and flowing writing style that will engage readers
Important and influential ideas that were previously considered too difficult for the general and student reader are made accessible
Content coverage is comprehensive and all Erikson's major writings are discussed with penetrating evaluation of his work
Erikson's work is utilized as a springboard to explore the nature of understanding that is possible in psychology and its limitations
The book explores the relevance of Erikson's ideas to recent developments in psychology and contemporary life

Introduction
A brief Biography
Triple Book-Keeping
The Life Cycle
Psychosocial Identity
Psychobiographical Studies
The Nature of Erikson's Contribution
Appendix: Exercises in Self-Awareness
References
Index.

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RICHARD STEVENS was previously Head of Psychology at the Open University, UK, and has been Chair of the Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain and consultant editor for psychoanalysis for the Oxford University Press Dictionary of Psychology. His previous books include Personal World and Understanding the Self. Dr Stevens broadcasts regularly on psychological issues.

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RICHARD STEVENS was previously Head of Psychology at the Open University, UK, and has been Chair of the Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain and consultant editor for psychoanalysis for the Oxford University Press Dictionary of Psychology. His previous books include Personal World and Understanding the Self. Dr Stevens broadcasts regularly on psychological issues.

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