Erikson, Erik Homburger (1902–1994)
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Staff 2010. Erikson, Erik Homburger (1902–1994). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 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.