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Erik Erikson
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     challenging words:    copes, psychoanalyst, psychosocial, society, mistrust, finding, various, theory, meaningful, infant, teen, lifetime, meaning, therefore, personality, behavior
     content words:    Erik Erikson, Anna Freud, Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute, United States, Here Erik, Harvard Medical School, Yale School, Native American, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award
Erik Erikson

By Jennifer Kenny
1     Erik Erikson was a psychoanalyst. He was best known for his eight stages of development. His work has been used in the classroom as well.
 
2     Erik Erikson was born on June 15, 1902, in Germany. Early on, Erik studied painting. Later, he started a small children's school in Vienna along with others. This led to training with Anna Freud. He also received a Montessori diploma. In 1933, he graduated from the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute.
 
3     In 1930, Erik Erikson married. He and his wife had three children: Kai, Jon, and Sue. In 1933 after Hitler came to power, Erik and his family came to the United States. Here Erik began a private practice. He also had various research jobs at Harvard Medical School from 1934-1935, Yale School of Medicine from 1936-1939, and many other fine schools.
 
4     Erikson wanted to know how society affects children. He was known for studying groups of Native American children, specifically Sioux children, on a reservation. He thought that culture and the outside world affected children's behavior. In fact, he felt body, mind, and culture were all at work in every single child.

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