Saturday, 26 February 2011

Erik Erikson

Born : 15 June 1902
Died : 12 May 1994

Our personality traits come in opposites. We think of ourselves as optimistic or pessimistic, independent or dependent, emotional or unemotional, adventurous or cautious, leader or follower, aggressive or passive. Many of these are inborn temperament traits, but other characteristics, such as feeling either competent or inferior, appear to be learned, based on the challenges and support we receive in growing up.

He divided the growth of the personality into 8 psychosocial correlates, different from Freud that focus on biological factors.

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