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By Sigmund Freud

Even though it has now fallen out of style between many practitioners and students, Freud's suggestion of psychoanalysis—an process that focuses totally on hostile occasions in early early life and irrational drives which are conquer through prolonged speak therapy—was and remains to be vastly influential, not just within the realm of psychology, but in addition within the better tradition. This quantity bargains a accomplished evaluation of psychoanalysis from the viewpoint of the field's author.

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30 Configurations of children’s play Early in his training, “Erikson departed from the orthodox psychoanalytic emphasis on the neutrality of the therapist by visiting his patients’ homes, dining with their families, and having them come to his house to meet his family” (Friedman, 1999, p. 113). While he seemed to be excessively well mannered, but otherwise healthy, he appeared to participate in the social graces automatically, as if in a trance. He could be seen at times to stare into nowhere with a faint smile on his face.

We talk about “emotional maturity,” “identity,” and “psycho-biography,” as if we always owned the concepts. Borrowing from art, sociology, history, education, anthropology, repaying with Freudian insights, Erikson is with us everywhere . . Perhaps without knowing exactly what his overall purpose was, Erikson gave psychoanalysis enough clinical information to achieve the very theoretical connection his book’s title announced . . it’s about “being in the world” to use Heidegger’s term . . Erikson turned what had become static into something again forceful and compelling .

New York, NY: W. W. Norton. Erikson, E. The dream specimen of psychoanalysis. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 2, 5–56. Erikson, E. The problem of ego identity. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 4, 56–121. Erikson, E. (1959). Identity and the life cycle: Selected papers. New York, NY: International Universities Press. Erikson, E. (1968). Identity:Youth and crisis. New York, NY: W. W. Norton. Erikson, E. (1975). Life history and the historical moment. New York, NY: W.

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