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Ego Psychology
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Ego psychology is a movement within psychoanalytic psychology. It is associated with the names of Anna Freud (1895–1982), Heinz Hartmann, David Rapaport, Robert White, and Erik Erikson. The common feature of this school is its increased emphasis, in contrast to Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), upon the ego as the central organizing agency of the personality. This school saw the ego as somewhat more independent of the id than did Freud. In addition, it saw the ego as crucial for mental health, treating it as…

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Browning, Don S., “Ego Psychology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E180>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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