What is the difference between Freud and Erikson?
The two theories of development both focus on the importance of early experiences, but there are notable differences between Freud’s and Erikson’s ideas. Freud centered on the importance of feeding, while Erikson was more concerned with how responsive caretakers are to a child’s needs
Did Erikson and Freud work together?
Erikson ultimately received two certificates from the Montessori Teachers Association and from the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute. According to Erikson’s obituary, he continued to work with Burlingham and Freud at the school for several years, met Sigmund Freud at a party, and even became Anna Freud’s patient.