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!
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.