Ego Psychology

Stages of life beyond adulthood

Erikson's stages of psychosocial development on Wikipedia

Developmental theory

Takeaway: We're always growing

Stages of development go into adulthood

  • Kernberg: had a paper that mentioned Erikson's ego psychology
  • Vulkan also knew Erikson


  • Ritualization
  • Mutuality
  • Identity crisis
  • Crisis aka developmental crisis
  • Id
    compare to Id in Freudian Psychoanalysis
  • Id psychology aka Freudian psychoanalysis
  • Mastery
  • Repression
  • Play therapy
  • Identity aka Ego identity
  • Identity confusion aka Role confusion
  • Life cycle