DOUBT By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. The lack of confidence or uncertainty about something or someone. 2. One of erikson's 8 stages of development. See autonomy vs. Shame and doubt. DOUBT: "Doubt occurs from a lack of confidence in something." Related Psychology Terms BASIC MISTRUST BASIC MISTRUST PSYCHOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 1 DESPAIR INTIMACY VERSUS ISOLATION EPIGENESIS INTERGROUP PROBLEM SOLVING UNCERTAINTY AVOIDANCE INVARIANT SEQUENCE GROUP PROBLEM SOLVING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DOUBT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/doubt/ (accessed August 3, 2020).