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Chapter 12: Freud & Sons: A Vocabulary for Understanding Psychosocial Development
Being what is referred to as an ‘Eriksonian’ and having spent many years researching Erik Erikson (1902–1994), when I originally planned this book I had intended to devote a chapter to outlining and applying his developmental thinking. There is still space for me to present many of Erikson's key ideas, however, on reflection it seemed more valuable to place his theory alongside those of some of his contemporaries, all of which are included in this chapter, who were significantly influenced by Sigmund Freud (1856–1939).
Freud is often referred to as the ‘father of psychoanalysis’ and one of the key thinkers of the last century, ...