Erik Erikson was an ego psychologist that patterned his theories after Freud. Erikson strongly felt that culture and society have an effect on the ego and that a struggle or conflict can begin. Erik Erikson designed a model of development that has 5 stages of psychosocial development that extend through childhood.
Eric Erickson's Psychosocial Development Chart- The most widely accepted theory of how human beings develop from infancy to old age is Erik Erikson's stages of psychosocial development. At each stage, there is a crisis to be resolved and a virtue to be gained. According to the theory, failure to properly master each step leads to problems in the future.
Graphic of the stage theories of Kohlberg, Erikson, and Piaget. (Jean Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development, Lawrence Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development, and Erik Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development.) Study for ASWB/LCSW!