Milton H. Erickson

1901 - 1980

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Milton Hyland Erickson (5 December 1901 – 25 March 1980) was an American psychiatrist and psychologist specializing in medical hypnosis and family therapy. He was the founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. He is noted for his approach to the unconscious mind as creative and solution-generating. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Milton H. Erickson has received more than 869,563 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Milton H. Erickson is the 41st most popular psychologist (down from 34th in 2019), the 610th most popular biography from United States (down from 441st in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Psychologist.

Milton H. Erickson is most famous for his use of hypnosis to treat patients with mental disorders. He is also known for his use of language and metaphors to help patients relax and enter a trance-like state.

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Among psychologists, Milton H. Erickson ranks 41 out of 235Before him are Jerome Bruner, Eric Berne, Lawrence Kohlberg, Hans Eysenck, Donald Winnicott, and John Bowlby. After him are Wolfgang Köhler, Elton Mayo, Alfred Kinsey, Max Wertheimer, Sándor Ferenczi, and Raymond Cattell.

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Among people born in 1901, Milton H. Erickson ranks 38Before him are Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Andrey Vlasov, Henning von Tresckow, Witold Pilecki, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, and Jaroslav Seifert. After him are Margaret Mead, Robert Bresson, Jascha Heifetz, Nikolai Vatutin, Henri Lefebvre, and Vincent du Vigneaud. Among people deceased in 1980, Milton H. Erickson ranks 27Before him are Vladimir Vysotsky, Alexei Kosygin, Otto Frank, Hans Asperger, Oswald Mosley, and Romain Gary. After him are John Bonham, Fritz Strassmann, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Alexander Oparin, Óscar Romero, and Gregory Bateson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Milton H. Erickson ranks 610 out of 20,380Before him are Ice-T (1958), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Telly Savalas (1922), Napoleon Hill (1883), and Matthew Perry (1969). After him are Margaret Mead (1901), Val Kilmer (1959), Glenn Miller (1904), Martin Landau (1928), Melvin Schwartz (1932), and Richard Meier (1934).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Milton H. Erickson ranks 14Before him are B. F. Skinner (1904), Howard Gardner (1943), Gordon Allport (1897), Paul Ekman (1934), Jerome Bruner (1915), and Lawrence Kohlberg (1927). After him are Alfred Kinsey (1894), Albert Ellis (1913), Martin Seligman (1942), Aaron T. Beck (1921), Stanley Milgram (1933), and Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913).