Erich Fromm was born on March 23, 1900 in Germany. Fromm was an only child to two Jewish parents. Also going on in this time period China formally declared war on Germany, on the 27 of June. He was apart of the Humanistic school of Thought, and he believed freedom is the most central trait of human nature. Fromm was a German social psychologist, humanistic philosopher, sociologist, and a psychoanalyst.
I believe Erich Fromm is pretty important to psychology because, he discovered free will or freedom defines a person, but yet it is difficult to achieve and incorporate into one's life. The time period is influencial as well, because not was he able to discover those amazing findings, he also had to deal with the War that was going on.