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A 10 page paper. This essay begins with a biography of Erikson from his birth in Germany, his desire to be an artist, and his moves around Europe. The essay reports why his family moved out of Germany as well as Erikson's own moves across the United States and back again. The essay reports and explains the eight stages in Erikson's development theory including comments on Erikson's beliefs about development. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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sort of sexuality in growth and development, Erikson looked to the environment, culture and society. Erikson presented the field of psychology and the world with Eight Stages of Psychosocial development.
This was one of his major contributions to the field. He made more contributions, not as well known as his developmental theory. in fact, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize
for a book on Gandhi. This essay begins with a biography of Erikson from his birth in Germany. The essay reports why his family moved out of Germany as
well as Eriksons own moves across the United States and back again. The essay reports and explains the eight stages in Eriksons development theory. Early Life Erik Erikson
was born on June 15, 1902 in Frankfurt, Germany. He died on May 12, 1994 in Massachusetts. The only thing known about his father is that he was Danish and
abandoned Eriksons mother before his birth (Crawford, 2009; Boeree, 2006). There are a number of different stories about his biological mother and father with no proof of any of them.
Karla Abrahamsen, his mother was Jewish woman who married Dr. Theodor Homberger, a pediatrician, when Erik was three years old (Boeree, 2006). They moved to Southern Germany where Erik
was teased in school, initially, he was called a Nordic because he was tall and blond, later, he was teased because he was Jewish (Boeree, 2006). These early experiences no
doubt influenced his later work in development. His mother and step-father never talked about the circumstances of his birth. He lived those early years as Erik Homberger. He did
not follow in his step-fathers footsteps, instead, when he left high school, he decided to become an artist and spent the next few years either in art classes or traveling