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 founding president of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychopathological Association. 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 663,912 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Milton H. Erickson is the 37th most popular psychologist (down from 28th in 2019), the 465th most popular biography from United States (down from 380th 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 37 out of 182Before him are Paul Ekman, Karen Horney, Gordon Allport, Jerome Bruner, Alfred Kinsey, and Princess Marie Bonaparte. After him are John Bowlby, Hermann Rorschach, Eric Berne, Howard Gardner, Geert Hofstede, and Albert Ellis.

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Among people born in 1901, Milton H. Erickson ranks 29Before him are Margaret Mead, Joaquín Rodrigo, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Max Euwe, Simon Kuznets, and Andrey Vlasov. After him are Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Jean Dubuffet, Carl Barks, and Robert Bresson. Among people deceased in 1980, Milton H. Erickson ranks 23Before him are Tamara de Lempicka, Romain Gary, Joe Dassin, Oswald Mosley, Vladimir Vysotsky, and Gianni Rodari. After him are Alexei Kosygin, Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, Óscar Romero, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, and Gregory Bateson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Milton H. Erickson ranks 465 out of 15,968Before him are William McKinley (1843), Warren G. Harding (1865), John Coltrane (1926), James Coburn (1928), Louisa May Alcott (1832), and Kim Basinger (1953). After him are Roy Scheider (1932), Mickey Rourke (1952), Barbara McClintock (1902), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), and T. S. Eliot (1888).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Milton H. Erickson ranks 14Before him are Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Paul Ekman (1934), Gordon Allport (1897), Jerome Bruner (1915), and Alfred Kinsey (1894). After him are Howard Gardner (1943), Albert Ellis (1913), Leon Festinger (1919), Aaron T. Beck (1921), Philip Zimbardo (1933), and Stanley Milgram (1933).