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Psychology Mnemonics

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Welcome to the psychology mnemonics page here on the All About Psychology website. Mnemonic devices are extremely useful when you are trying to memorize information and as such were something that I personally used on a regular basis as part of my revision for psychology tests and exams.

How Do Mnemonic Devices Work?

The most common mnemonic device draws upon the first letter of each word within an appropriately arranged sentence. A classic example being the mnemonic used to remember the colors of the rainbow:

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

Mnemonic Device Examples

Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development

Sensorimotor, Pre-operational, Concrete-operational, Formal-operational

Smart People Cook Fish

Freud's Psychosexual Stages Of Development

Oral, Anal, Phallic, Latency, Genital

Orange Aardvarks Punish Lazy Goats

Create Your Own Mnemonic Devices

Thanks to the NASA Cognition Lab you can easily generate your own mnemonic devices for free. So you why not give it a go next time you have a test or exam. It's fun and it can really help improve your grades.

Click Here to make your own personalized mnemonic devices.

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