Erik Erickson is a famous historic theorist that published the study of psychosocial development. Psychosocial relates to your babes psychological and social development. According to his theory, as our babes successful complete each phase, they progress with a healthy personality and the acquisition of basic virtues. These basic virtues are character strengths used to resolve crises that come in life. If babes fail to successfully complete a phase, they risk a comprised ability to complete subsequent phases of development. In addition, they risk unhealthy personality traits and sense of self. Erickson teaches that while not ideal, these phases can be resolved successfully at a later time.