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Erikson, Erik Homburger (1902–1994)

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Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0317

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Staff 2010. Erikson, Erik Homburger (1902–1994). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Erik Homburger Erikson was born in 1902 to unmarried Danish parents living in Germany. In 1904, his mother married a pediatrician, Theodor Homburger, who adopted Erik in 1911. Subsequently, and probably following Scandinavian traditions, he changed his name to Erik Homburger Erikson.