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erikson: going native on magic

In his work, Erik Erikson surpassed the Freudian focus on dysfunctional behaviour to evaluate the ways that the normal self is able to function successfully, through an integration of the effects of society and culture on psychological development which he … Continue reading

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erikson: indians and the organically fit

At one time, Erik Erikson was a pop-culture ¬†intellectual hero of American culture today, in the same vein accorded “import” brains like Herbert Marcuse, Adorno and Arendt who dabbled in selective slices of Americana in the name of humanism. ¬†He … Continue reading

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identity on the high plains

It was while studying the Sioux and Yurok Indians that Erik Erikson was drawn into an analysis of syndromes that were outside the norms established by standard psychoanalytic theories, yet seemd to also project are more universal insecurity and neuroses … Continue reading

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