Erich Fromm Biography

Academic, Psychiatrist (1900–1980)
Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm studied the effect of society on the human psyche in such works as To Have or to Be and Escape from Freedom.


Arriving in the U.S. during WWII, psychoanalyst Erich Fromm found that his theories conflicted with that of American Freudians. Fromm believed an individual's psyche was the product of society as well as biology. He particularly focused on effect of consumerism on a person's self-awareness. His books include Escape From Freedom, The Sane Society, and To Have or To Be.

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