Identity In Erik Erikson's Childhood

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Identity is a common technical term used in contemporary sociological social psychology. The term “personal identity” was virtually unknown in sociology before the 1940s. (ERIKSON 5). Identity was a very big concern in the life of Erik Erikson throughout his childhood and even into his adulthood. Erikson was born in Frankfurt, Germany to a Danish mother, Karla Abrahamsen and Dr. Theodore Homburger, whom Erikson was lead to believe was his biological father. As it turned out, Dr. Homburger was a pediatrician his mother met when Erikson had fallen ill at 3 years old. Dr. Homburger raised Erikson as his own, but Erikson still longed to figure out his true identity. Growing up Erikson struggled with his religious and ethnic identity. His adoptive

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