“Psychosocial Development” is a theory proposed by the renowned psychologist Erik Erikson. This theory mainly describes the psychological and social challenges people face at different stages of life from infancy to old age.
Erikson believed that there are eight stages in a person’s life, and each stage has an associated fundamental psychological conflict that needs to be resolved. Resolving these conflicts helps individuals develop necessary skills and qualities, thereby preparing for the next stage. If the conflict at a stage is not successfully resolved, the individual may encounter difficulties in later life.