Erikson Theory has eight distinct stages, each with two possible outcomes. According to the
theory, successful completion of each stage results in a healthy personality and successful
interactions with others .Failure to successfully complete a stage can result in a reduced ability to
complete further stagesand therefore a more unhealthy per sonality and sense of self. These
stages, however, can be resolved successfully at a later time.

Trust Versus Mistrust (birth - 1 year)
Is the world a safe place or is it full of unpredictable events and accidents waiting to happen
upon reading Mr. Erikson jornels he claimed that in this stage the child will develop a sense of
basic trust in the world and in his ability to affect events around him. development of this
depends on the consistency of the child’s major caregiver. so If the care the child receives is
consistent, predictable and reliable then the child will develop a sense of trust which he will carry
with him to other relationships, and is able to feel secure even when threatened.   so basciallyits
sayin in this stage Sucess   will lead to hope.
on the other hand , if the care has been harsh or inconsistent, unpredictable and unreliable then
the child will develop a sense of mistrust and will not have confidence in the world around him
or he r in their abilities to influence events. even in relationships the   child will   carry the basic
sense of mistrust with him to other relationships. It may result in anxiety, heightened insecurities, and an over feeling of mistrust in the world around them.
2. Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt (2 - 3 years)
The child is developing physically and becoming more mobile. Between the ages of one and
three, children begin to assert their independence, by walking away from their mother, picking
which toy to play with, and making choices about what they like to wear, to eat, etc.
Erikson says that this is the point at which the child can develop a certain...