Erik Alikson And Erikson's Theory Of Psychosocial Development

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Erik Homburger Erikson was born June 15, 1902 in Frankfurt, Germany. He grew up with his caretakers being his mother and stepfather, his actual father and mother separating long before his birth even took place. In his adolescence and early adulthood, he strived to be an artist. Erikson graduated from his studies in Latin, Greek, and German literature and art, and for the next seven years he traveled through Europe doing sketching, woodcuts, and etchings for his income. In 1927, the man received a letter from his childhood friends, Dorothy Burlingham and Anna Freud, to teach in a small progressive school for English and American children (“Erik H. Erikson”). From that opportunity, he ended up pursuing and successfully achieving the goal of…show more content…
The man produced his own studies and worked off of Freud’s theory, but moved past fatalism implication in which his mentor had indicated. In comparison, the men were different in their thought process since Freud was an id psychologist and Erikson was an ego psychologist. The id side were more focused on physical and instinctual aspects of growing humans. The ego developments are more centered around successfully resolves crises that are distinctly social in nature (McLeod). Within each of Eirkson’s stages, there is a conflict within one’s self that is being taken place. There must be the right balance, and that balance may not always be even, of each sides of the conflict. If this balance is ever reached before the next stage begins, it will affect the life of the individual and the required effort put forth to develop the stages later to…show more content…
My mother was a stay at home mom, and started to undergo physical and physiological trauma from the abusive relationship she was in. This took a toll within the household, not knowing when my mother would randomly start crying, or my father’s temper outbursts where he fought and threw things. At the time, I of course had no idea the extent of the abuse within the home, but always knew that my family was not like the other’s children were in. I latched onto my mother and sister, wanted to strive to be them, impress them, and protect them. We all latched onto each other as our mother pitted us against our
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