Unlocking Erikson’s Eight Stages: A Fresh Approach
Erik Erikson’s Eight Stages of Psychosocial Development offer insights into our journey from birth to old age. Yet, many find them tough to remember. However, I’m here to change that.
Memorization can be dull, but not today! We’re moving away from the study approach where you read, underline, read again, underline…. Instead, let’s dive into a world filled with humor and creativity. Our method? Linking each stage to fun, relatable imagery.
For instance, consider the first stage: trust versus mistrust. Think of a ‘rusty bun’ to memorize this. Sound odd? Yes. Memorable? Absolutely!
Following this, there’s autonomy versus shame. In this “one is a bun” mnemonic, “two is a shoe” so let’s imagine a car (an “auto” for “autonomy”) shoved into a shoe – quirky, right? But it’s something that sticks.
Erikson vs. Erickson
A quick note – it’s Erikson, not Erickson. Interestingly, the latter might remind some of Milton Erickson, another psychology giant.