PSYCHOLOGIST

Erik Erikson

1902 - 1994

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Erik Homburger Erikson (born Erik Salomonsen; 15 June 1902 – 12 May 1994) was a German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on psychological development of human beings. He may be most famous for coining the phrase identity crisis. His son, Kai T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erik Erikson has received more than 2,020,161 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Erik Erikson is the 10th most popular psychologist (up from 12th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Germany (up from 115th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Psychologist.

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Among PSYCHOLOGISTS

Among psychologists, Erik Erikson ranks 10 out of 182. Before him are Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, and Lev Vygotsky. After him are Wilhelm Wundt, William James, Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, Gustave Le Bon, and Anna Freud.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1902, Erik Erikson ranks 4Before him are Charles Lindbergh, Karl Popper, and Ruhollah Khomeini. After him are John Steinbeck, Carl Rogers, Leni Riefenstahl, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ray Kroc, Paul Dirac, Talcott Parsons, and Halldór Laxness. Among people deceased in 1994, Erik Erikson ranks 6Before him are Kim Il-sung, Karl Popper, Richard Nixon, Charles Bukowski, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. After him are Eugène Ionesco, Erich Honecker, Elias Canetti, Linus Pauling, Ayrton Senna, and Andrei Chikatilo.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Erik Erikson ranks 90 out of 5,289. Before him are Albert Speer (1905), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Walter Gropius (1883), Albertus Magnus (1206), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893). After him are Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1050), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Gottlieb Daimler (1834), Claus von Stauffenberg (1907), Ernst Haeckel (1834), and Nikolaus Otto (1832).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Germany

Among psychologists born in Germany, Erik Erikson ranks 2Before him are Erich Fromm (1900). After him are Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850), Hans Eysenck (1916), Karen Horney (1885), Fritz Perls (1893), Ernst Kretschmer (1888), Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795), William Stern (1871), Karl Abraham (1877), and Kurt Koffka (1886).

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