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References & Other Links


Check out these links for more information on Erik Erikson and his theory ofpsychosocial development. (Links are to local files. Use the URLs to findthese sites on the World Wide Web.)

Allan Clifton's Erikson Notes. Explores the relationship between the theories of Erikson and Freud.

Anonymous notes. A long but veryinformative summary. These look like lecture notes from a college-level course.

Erikson's Developmental Stages. Abrief summary that's part of a faculty development guide for Honolulu CommunityCollege. Links to Maslow and other developmental theories.

OBE Kindergarten Program. Based onthe principles of Piaget and Erikson.

UT Austin Employee Assistance Program.Advice applying Erikson's and other's developmental theories to infants,children and youth.


Cole, M. & Cole, S.R. (1989). The Development ofChildren. New York: W.H. Freeman & Co.

Erikson, E.H. (1950). Childhood and Society. New York:Norton.

Erikson, E.H. (1958). Young Man Luther. New York:Norton.

Erikson, E.H. (1964). Insight and Responsibility. NewYork: Norton.

Erikson, E.H. (1968). Identity: Youth and Crisis. NewYork: Norton.

Erikson, E.H. (1974). Dimensions of a New Identity.New York: Norton.

Erikson, E.H. (1975). Life History and theHistorical Moment. New York: Norton.

Marcia, J.E. (1980). Identity in adolescence. In J.Andelson (Ed.), Handbook of adolescent psychology. New York: Wiley.

Schultz D.P. & Schultz S.E. (1987). A History ofModern Psychology. Orlando, FL: Harcourt-Brace.

Waterman, A.S. (1985). Indentity in the context ofadolescent psychology. In A.S. Waterman (Ed.), Indentity in adolescence:Progress and contents: (New directions for child development, No.30). SanFrancisco: Jossey-Bass.

Woolfolk, A.E. (1987). Educational Psychology, (3rded.). New Jersey: Simon and Schuster.

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