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Erik Erikson - Life, Career, and Theories of Erik Erikson

Erik Erikson was an influential thinker best known for his eight-stage theory of human development and the concept of identity crisis. Learn more about the life, career, and theories of Erik Erikson.

Erik Erikson Biography
Erik Erikson's stage theory of psychosocial development contributed to our understanding of personality development throughout the lifespan. Learn more about his life, career, and how early experiences led to his interest in identity in this Erik Erikson biography.

Quiz - Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development
The theory of psychosocial development proposed by Erik Erikson is one of the best-known theories of personality. Erikson believed that personality develops in a series of stages and described the impact of social experience across the whole lifespan. Test your knowledge of Erik Erikson's theory of psychosocial development in this quiz.

Erikson's Psychosocial Stages Summary Chart
Erik Erikson described development that occurs throughout the lifespan. Learn more in this chart summarizing Erikson's stages of psychosocial development.

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