Daniel Burston is an Associate Professor and former chair of the Psychology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He was raised and educated in Toronto, Canada, and is married with two children. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles on the history of psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis, including The Legacy of Erich Fromm, The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D.Laing, and Erik Erikson and the American Psyche: Ego, Ethics and Evolution.
Chronicles Laing's meteoric rise to fame as one of the first media psychogurus of the century, and his spiralling decline at the end of the seventies. 274 pages.
This volume reveals R.D. Laing's philosophical debts to existentialism and phenomenology in his theories of madness and sanity, family theory and family therapy. 168 pages. (more)
"Erik Erikson and the American Psyche" is an intellectual biography which explores Erikson's contributions to the study of infancy, childhood and ethical development in light of ego psychology,... (more)