The Problem of Ego Identity

  title={The Problem of Ego Identity},
  author={Erik Erikson},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  pages={121 - 56}
  • E. Erikson
  • Published 1 February 1956
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association

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  • Psychology
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  • Psychology, Medicine
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  • O. Kernberg
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1979
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  • E. Erikson
  • Psychology
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • 1954
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