Episode 68: Mnemonic Device for Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development

Memorize Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development once and for all! In this video episode I have a little fun using the peg word mnemonic device and ordinary household objects to show how mnemonics work and how to apply them to the challenge of memorizing Erikson's eight stages. Get the latest psychology news, audio, video and tweets - the PsycExplorer app Ace your next Psyc Test! The Psyc Test Hero smartphone app! Here are the mnemonics I used in the video: Bun (Trust vs. Mistrust) a "rust" … [Read more...]

Episode 24: The Brains Behind Erikson Part 2

Image via Wikipedia What is happening in your brain as you progress through life? In this episode we take a look at some of the changes that occur in your brain from birth to age 12. Be sure to listen to part 3 of this series, which is episode 25. [adsenseyu2] Resources for this podcast Discover Magazine had a wonderful special issue devoted specifically to the brain called "The Brain: An Owner's Manual." It appeared on June 30, 2007. Click here to go to the Discover Website. Look under the "Mind & Brain" tab for lots of other psychology related resources. If you'd like … [Read more...]

Episode 22: The Brains Behind Erikson Part 1 – Timeliner

I decided that it was time to look at the biology behind the changes that occur in our lives as we grow. As I put my ideas together to do this, I employed a very neat program called Timeliner. It is so cool in fact that I decided to do an episode solely on how to use Timeliner, especially the tool called "merge". If you are an educator I think you'll find this episode interesting. It shows how to use Timeliner to compare timelines that focus on different aspects of life - in this case I merge Erikson's stages with significant events in my life and then with some of the significant the … [Read more...]