Childhood and Society

  title={Childhood and Society},
  author={Erik Erikson},
The original and vastly influential ideas of Erik H. Erikson underlie much of our understanding of human development. His insights into the interdependence of the individuals' growth and historical change, his now-famous concepts of identity, growth, and the life cycle, have changed the way we perceive ourselves and society. Widely read and cited, his works have won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Combining the insights of clinical psychoanalysis with a… 

The Self, Adult Development, and the Theory of Biography and Transformation

During the past decade, we have witnessed a great deal of interest in uncovering the developmental paths of adulthood. Knowledge about these avenues has found a rich source in the work of the great

Aspects of development: I

Erik Erikson (1950) has provided a unique neo-Freudian view to the study of human development. Both psychosocial and psychoanalytical in its orientation, Erikson’s theory is based on the premise that

The Changing Nature of Childhood: A Metabletic Study

In Western society today, the meaning and the status of our cherished and long embraced concept of childhood is debated within and across various disciplines, including developmental psychology,

Erik H. Erikson, Ego Psychology, and the Great Man Theory

Of all the people influenced by Freud, Erik Erikson most creatively bridged psychoanalysis and history. He began as an artist, but in the 1920s was drawn into analysis with Anna Freud and eventually

Eriksonian Clinical Theory and Psychiatric Treatment

Erik Erikson (Fig. 30.9-1) made significant contributions to a broad range of disciplines, but the application of his theories to clinical practice has not received proper recognition. Although

Child Rearing Practices and Hindu Personality Formation

  • Ranvir Moudgil
  • Psychology
    The International journal of social psychiatry
  • 1972
next thirty years, not only was such an approach actively discussed but field research was undertaken and collaborations between anthropologists and psychiatrists were begun. The most important

Erikson's Concept of Ego Identity Reconsidered

  • R. Wallerstein
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1998
This paper explores and attempts to explain the paradox that Erik Erikson-after Freud, undoubtedly the psychoanalyst best known, most deeply esteemed, and most widely influential in the

The Pioneer Developmentalists

The first person to lay a foundation for the field of adult development was not a psychiatrist or psychoanalyst but an anthropologist. In 1908, Arnold Van Gennep originally published his monograph

Family Studies and Changing Concepts of Personality Development *

  • T. Lidz
  • Psychology
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
  • 1979
The paper considers the evidence that the “choice of the neurosis” does not depend only upon fixation at various phases of pre-genital development, but also, and perhaps primarily, upon the panphasic influence of the intrafamilial environment.

Ethnographic Studies of Childhood: A Historical Overview

In this article, I briefly survey the ethnographic research literature on childhood in the 20th century, beginning with the social and intellectual contexts for discussions of childhood at the turn