Abraham Lincoln University Contributions of Erik Erikson to Psychology Paper

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choose a psychologist and write a two-page, single-spaced biography of that psychologist/psychiatrist. There is a list on Ulearn for suggestions. Please do not do the well-known theorists that we have covered in this course: do not do Freud, Maslow, Pavlov, Skinner, Bandura, or Gardner. Anyone else from that list is acceptable.

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Running head: BIOGRAPHY OF ERIK ERIKSON
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Biography of Erik Erikson
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BIOGRAPHY OF ERIK ERIKSON

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Biography of Erik Erikson
Introduction
Erik Erikson is a well-respected scholar in the academic field of psychology as he
developed the theory of psychosocial development and the identity crisis concept. The
psychosocial approach to development focuses on how humans’ entire lifespan is affected by
social influences, thus shaping their characters accordingly. Early on, personality was
believed to be created based on early events during childhood. In a nutshell, Erikson’s theory
of psychosocial development established that individuals undergo a series of social stages
(eight psychosocial stages) during a lifetime. Each stage has its unique setbacks that need to
be solved to develop an advanced psychological quality, which is a prerequisite for the
successful completion of that particular stage (Malone,2016).
Erik Erikson early childhood
Erik Erikson was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on 15th June 1902. Erikson’s mother,
Abrahamsen Karla, was a descendant of a well-known Jewish family from Denmark,
Copenhagen. Abrahamsen Karla was married to Valdemar Salomonsen, a prominent Jewish
stockbroker, but it was alleged that Erikson was conceived outside wedlock (Sokol, 2019).
After discovering the pregnancy, Karla fled to Frankfurt, Germany, where Erikson was born,
and Karla married Theodore Homberger (Erik's pediatrician). Erik Erikson was raised by his
mother, Abrahamsen Karla, who was a Jew and his father, Doctor Theodore Homberger, a
renowned physician. Doctor Theodore Homberger was not Erikson's biological father, and
this truth was conceale...


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