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Erikson, Erik Homburger
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(Jun 15, 1902, near Frankfurt am Main – May 12, 1994, Harwich, MA), a Dane, lived in Germany and Austria until emigrating in 1933. An autodidact with no academic degree, he worked as artist and teacher after attending the academy of arts. He became familiar with Montessori education in Vienna and undertook psychoanalytic training with Anna Freud. In California after 1939, he worked in the area between anthropology, psychoanalysis, and society or culture, held various university teaching posts, and after 1960 was professor at Harvard. Beginning with child psychology,…

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Fraas, Hans-Jürgen, “Erikson, Erik Homburger”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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