January 23, 2018

Making Mnemonics Easy to Remember

Season 2, Episode 8

From recalling the entire Solar System to imprinting musical scales in our minds, we begin learning with memory techniques at an early age. These techniques are called mnemonics, and you could call Dr. Michael Britt, Ph.D., a mnemonic fanatic. Britt says he memorized all 50 state capitals in an impressive 45 minutes. By getting granular with linking, keywords and other mnemonic techniques, you can too. Tune in to learn more about one of Britt’s favorite topics. 


Guest Biography

Ever since 1990 when Michael A. Britt, Ph.D., began teaching Psychology, he’s enjoyed telling students about the exciting research conducted in the field. Dr. Britt started his Psychology podcast, The Psych Files, in 2007 because of his love for Psychology, technology and education. He traces his love for Psychology back to the 1970s—when he first picked up a book on body language—and discovered how fun it is to learn the reasoning behind peoples’ behaviors. Today he works full time at Cengage, adjuncts at Marist College, celebrates over 10 years of maintaining his podcast, and has even created a few Psychology study apps for iOS and Android. Always interested in giving new technology a try, he was recently interviewed on NPR about his use of Snapchat and the teaching of Psychology.

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