A Brief Biography Of Erik Erkison

1140 words - 5 pages

Erik Erikson was a german born american developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who was known for his theory on psychosocial development of a person’s life. Erik was born on June 15th, 1902 in Frankfurt, Germany. It is said that his parents were separated before his birth in which he never saw either he’s real birth father or his mother's first husband He was raised by his single jewish mother who later married a physician, Dr. Theodor Homberger. Erickson married a dance instructor women named joan Erikson in the year of 1930 in which he met at the school where he was working. He would be dead on May 12th, 1994 in Harwich, Massachusetts.
Erik Erikson was teased and rejected in both his temple and grammar school. Students teased him for being noric and rejected him because of his jewish background. For that reason he continued to be interested in the formation of identity. During his high school years he studied art and many languages rather than the science courses offered. He continued to be focused in art, traveled to europe and there being twenty five one of his friends suggested him to study psychoanalysis. In 1933 erikson received his diploma from the university of vienna. In that same year he moved to the united states due to an offering of teaching in a Harvard Medical School. He also teached in the University of California and first published some of his theory books.
All erikson’s personal and life experiences lead to his most famous theory known as the 8 physiological stages of development. In this theory he explains the changes and why its important to be aware of what you would expect as you step farther in life from the beginning of your life as an infant. The first stage is Trust Vs Mistrust, it starts from birth and one year of age. it is said to be the most important stage of life because an infant at this time period depends on other people should as caregivers or the parents. In this stage children learn whether or not they can trust the person caring for them based on how well their needs are met. Moving on to the second stage, Autonomy Vs Shame and Doubt, occurs between the ages of 18 months to age 2 to 3 years. In this stage the child is more focused on developmenting a greater sense of self control which is very important at this stage because they are learning to take control of themselves over the world. Important events should take action such as potty training the kid so he or she can learn how to control their body functions making them feel independent. Some other events are gaining control of your food choices, clothing and toy preferences. Initiative Vs Guilt is the third stage that happens during the preschool years, between the ages 3 to 5. In this stage children claim their power and control over the environment through play and social interactions. It is important for the person caring for the child to encourage him or her through exploration and their decisions. Caregivers who are discouraging leave the...

Find Another Essay On A Brief Biography of Erik Erkison

A Brief Biography of Richard Wagner

1346 words - 6 pages Wanger lived in a reactionary and unsettled time, this restlessness is given a creative voice in his music and the condition of the romantic era man, removed from nature and isolated from communion with humanity is expressed in all of his music but especially in his operas. The morality of Wagner’s work has always been controversial, at best thought a work of a clearly flawed and tortured genius and at worst it is suspected to be steeped in

A Brief Biography of Andrew Carnegie

1032 words - 5 pages Adam Sobat There have been many wealthy men Throughout American history, many have been the topic of many heated debates among them, Andrew Carnegie. Andrew Carnegie at one time was the richest man in the world, who immediately after gaining that title began giving his money away. The impact and size of Carnegie’s philanthropic efforts are undeniable, but why he gave so much has been a topic of debate for nearly a century now. Carnegie’s rags

A Brief Biography of Christopher Columbus

1161 words - 5 pages around 1451 in the republic of Genoa (what today would be in Italy). As a teenager, he participated in some trading voyages in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas for a job to earn some money. When Columbus was young, voyages had always fascinated him so he decided to start sailing the seas, hoping he could discover something new. His first voyage to the Atlantic Ocean in 1476 nearly killed him when a group of French privateers attacked Columbus and his

A Brief Biography of Gilbert Keith Chesterton

1927 words - 8 pages different newspapers. The number of his works increased dramatically over time, and between 1912 and 1914, he released four books, a play, and one of his best known poems, The Ballad of Lepanto. A better understanding of how much he wrote is given in Dale Ahlquist’s biography on G.K. Chesterton, “He wrote a hundred books, contributions to 200 more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horse, five plays, five novels, and some two

A Brief Biography of Pope John Paul II

2160 words - 9 pages Justin Liberatore May 27, 2014 Mr. E John Paul II On May 18, 1920, in a small Polish town just outside of Wadowice, a child was born to Karol Wojtyla (1879-1941, and Emilia Kaczorosks (1884-1929). His name was Karol Jozef Wojtyla. Little did his parents know that one day their child was destined not only to become a priest and a bishop, but the 264th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, and only the second non-Italian pope. Emilia, a

Theodore Roethke: A Brief Biography

1262 words - 6 pages great American poet he is known as today. These hardships affected many of Roethke’s poems. Roethke wrote many of his works based on past experiences such as “Child on Top of a Greenhouse” which was strongly influenced by his childhood experiences. Inspire by past experiences and other poets, Theodore Roethke developed many ideas on the significance of life and used these themes when writing his poems. Works Cited "Biography of Theodore Roethke

Garth Brooks: A Brief Biography

1189 words - 5 pages Garth Brooks Garth Brooks once said “Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith”- Garth Brooks. (www.brainyquote.com). Garth Brooks had to have faith to do what he did. He became one of the greatest country singers ever. He did the impossible by becoming one of the greatest singers. Garth Brooks was one of the greatest country singers of his time. (www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic

Ernest Hemingway: A Brief Biography

1608 words - 7 pages one of the most influential writers of his time. One biography of him said, “His novels and short fictions have left an indelible mark on the literary production of the United States and the world” (TheEuropeanGraduateSchool). As a child, Hemingway spent summers with his family at a cabin on Lake Walloon, in Michigan. Here he spent his time exploring the surrounding forest, where he hunted small game such as squirrels. He also enjoyed

The Beatles: A Brief Biography

2528 words - 11 pages known as the Beatles. The Beatles were a rock and roll band that gained massive success in the early 1960s, which materialised as “Beatlemania”. This essay gives a brief overview of who the Beatles were, what their musical genre and influences was, and a description of their lyrical subject matter. Furthermore, this essay strives to evaluate the various reasons to the enormous success of the Beatles in terms of the social, political and cultural

Jules Verne: A Brief Biography

1862 words - 8 pages most of his schooling, Jules Verne attended catholic schools. At a young age, Jules Verne despised writing and learning in general because he was forced to do it (Press 15). After making it through high school, Verne was sent to law school in Paris in 1884 by his father to follow the family tradition. Verne was always interested in theatre, but his father disapproved. After finishing school, Verne worked as a stockbroker (Jules Verne Biography

Andy Warhol: A Brief Biography

2486 words - 10 pages Biography The American artist, Andy Warhol, was one of the major influential artists in the late 20th century, during the pop art movement. One of his art pieces is called Details of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1482) made in 1984 and currently located at The Andy Warhol Museum in his hometown. For all of his art works (printmaking, painting, cinema, photography), Warhol gives a whole new different perspective and

Similar Essays

A Brief Biography Of Lord Byron

2448 words - 10 pages deep restless age, articulating those longings and doing what all great poets do-namely to return imagination to the world” (Snyder 41). George Gordon Byron was born on January 22, 1788 (“Lord Byron-Biography”). He suffered from burdensome birth defects, including a clubbed right foot and an injured Achilles tendon. Forced to walk on the balls of his feet, Byron was challenged in his movements for the entire duration of his life (Minser). His

A Brief Biography Of Martin Luther King

1380 words - 6 pages A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF MARTHIN LUTHER KING JR.Martin Luther King Jr. was born as Michael Luther King Jr. on January 15, 1929 at his home in Atlanta, Georgia to proud parents Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, King was originally named 'Michael" after his father, who changed King's name to Martin when he was 6. He was the second of three childrenAt the young age of 15, King graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and was admitted to

A Brief Biography Of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

1527 words - 7 pages One, two, three! The Hurricane gets the Knockout. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was an African American boxer whose name was spoken over well-known media programming throughout the country. Rubin Carter got the nickname of “the Hurricane” because of his fierce left hook. A New Jersey promoter by the name of Jimmy Colotto gave him this nickname when he saw him box and it has stuck with him ever since (Company). He won 21 matches in his career and

A Brief Biography Of Frederick Douglass

1579 words - 7 pages Proclamation (Biography N.P.). This decision tore the country apart and moved beyond a literary movement. The movement was now about equal rights instead of the ability to read and write. Douglass dreamt of this day and was finally able to contribute to the cause in an extremely meaningful way. He could watch the progress play out in front of him. Society can truly grow from Douglass’s writing. He motivates society to focus on the bigger issues instead of
Durarara!! x 2 Shou (12) | Navigator (1986) | 更新至5 台湾/2015 遇上200%的你 陈伟霆,欧阳妮妮,樊光耀