Developmental Psychology Timeline

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Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Download Birth The baby is born. Development begins.
Root Rooting Reflex When an infant's cheek is brushed they open their mouth and begin to suck. This reflex disappears after a year.
Dwe00237g23 Grasping Reflex When an infant's palms are touched they grasp their fist tightly. This reflex disappears within a year.
Babinski reflex Babinski Reflex When the center of the bottom of an infant's foot is stroked upwards their toes flare outward, and they push against the stimuli. This reflex disappears by age 2.
Pottytraining 1 Freud: Anal Stage The child's pleasure seeking is focused on the control of the functions of elimination. Begins at 2 until about age 4.
9175881 orig Piaget: Preoperational Stage The child can't logcally reason, but they use symbols to represent objects. A child is also egocentric during this stage. Begins at age 2 and ends at age 6.
Toddler playing Erikson: Autonomy vs. shame and doubt The child begins to practice independence and dependency upon others. Begins around 18 months until age 3.
Images Kohlberg: Instrumental Relativist The child thinks along the lines of "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours." The child conforms to the rules of society in order to receive rewards. Begins at age 2.
Sad ba Erikson: Initiative vs. guilt The child looks for the good and the bad in themselves. Begins at age 4 until age 6.
Gender identity Freud: Phallic Stage The child starts to learn the difference between boys and girls. Begins at age 4 until age 7.
First day of school First Day of School A child's first day of school is one of the first times they are exposed to different children and interaction. This is the major beginning to social development and acceptance seeking by peers. The thought of school is dreaded by children because they fail to see the social aspect of it. Socialization also begins with this exposure.
Boygirl Kohlberg: "Good boy/nice girl" The child begins trying to live up to society's expectations. They focus on how their decisions influence their relationships as well. Begins at age 6.
392524 10619 6 Erikson: Industy vs. inferiority The child looks for the success in their lives and question their self-worth. Begins at age 7 until adolescence.
Img00215 20100615 1449.14385339 std Freud: Latency Stage The child focuses on the develoment on their social skills and ego. Begins at age 7 until adolescence.
Concreteop Piaget: Concrete Operational Stage The child can add and subtract during this stage. Conservation is also understood, and the child can think logically about concrete objects. Begins at age 7 and ends at age 12.
Id Erikson: Identity vs. role confusion The adolescent searches for an identity. They look for acceptance and meaning to their life. Begins at age 12 until age 18.
Gavel Kohlberg: Law and Order The adolescent focuses on maintaining social order and submits to authority. Begins at age 12.
448544 20511 6 Freud: Genital Stage The adolescent focuses on building relationships with the opposite sex. Begins at adolescence through adulthood.
1826949160 polls true love aww 4108 7621 poll xlarge xlarge First Relationship This is the first time an adolescent builds a strong relationship with the opposite sex. The relationship can lead to new experiences like kissing, holding hands, etc. The adolescents look at the way society views a relationship, and they express feelings through those views. It tests their observation of the environments and how they care for another person.
Teen puberty Onset of Puberty The onset of puberty is one of the greatest periods of change in a person's life. Puberty brings new thoughts, emotions, and look to the teen going through puberty. Late or early maturation can cause a teen to feel insecure and depressed due to societies standards. Puberty usually occurs between 10 and 14 in girls and in guys from 12 to 16.
Protest Kohlberg: Social Contract The adult understands that rules are important, but self-interest may triumph over law. Personal values are important and everyone has their own opinion. Begins at age 18.
Intimacy1 Erikson: Intimacy vs. isolation The adult seeks compassion and someone to spend their life with. Begins at 18 until age 40.
Sold house Moving Out Moving out of your parent's house is a big step in acheiving independence. You have to rely on yourself and your spouse to make financial decisions and survive on your own. It becomes your responsibility to do everything you've watched your parents do for years.
Marriage Marriage Marriage is the decision to spend the rest of your life (in some cases) with a loved one. This creates the ultimate feeling of intimacy and is a major goal in most people's lives. This marks the full responsibility to make someone else happy and take care of them.
600 02046953n Having a Kid Having a child starts a new part of a couples life. It places more responsibility on them as they must care for the child and do everything necessary for the baby's survival. Starting a family is another major goal for most people. Children cause further maturation and brings the parents closer to full adulthood.
021012 depressed Age Thirty Crisis The "age-thirty crisis" is a time when men begin to reevaluate what they've done in life so far. They question their career choice, their relationship, finances, etc. It is a time when priorities may change to lead the person on a different path through life.
Mymphoto Erikson: Generality vs. stagnation Adults find need to contribute to a greater cause and make their mark on the world. Begins at age 40 until age 65.
Wildhogs 1365771c Midlife Crisis A midlife crisis occurs usually between the ages of 40 and 45. A male in this transition of middle adulthood will often begin questioning what they've done with their life so far and express unhappy feelings towards such. Some people make major changes in their life like divorcing their spouse, but many transition smoothly. A crisis can cause the person to seemingly change overnight and become irrational and feel like they need to do something outrageous.
Empty nest syndrome 2 Empty Nest Syndrome Empty Nest Syndrome occurs in women when their last child leaves home. The feeling of letting the last child go creates sadness and depression. It sparks ideas that they are not needed anymore, and the person may experience a feeling of lonliness. They also worry about their child's wellbeing and safety.
Menopause Menopause Menopause occurs in women around the ages of 40 to 50. It marks the end of fertility which means they can't have children, and some women feel useless and lost. Many women are relieved by this change and no longer have to worry about menstruation. The physical symptoms, like heat flashes, can cause irritaion and uncomfortability.
Lady justice 01 by restmlinstock Kohlberg: Universal Etics Principle The elder places a sense of internal justice and morality above that of the law or rules that may stand against it. Begins at age 65.
Alzheimers large Onset of Alzheimer's Alzheimer's affects a large number of people over 65 due to the decay and aging of the brain. Neurons that produce acetylcholine begin to degenerate. It first affects memory and moves on to launguage and reasoning skills. It has the chance to worsen to the point of inhibiting the victim from the simplest of cognitive tasks like addition.
5182108496 42cc4cb7c6 m Erikson: Ego integrity vs. despair The elder thinks back on their life and questions if they've done all they could have or wanted to. Being at age 65 until death.
Bargaining Stages of Death: Bargaining The elder tries to strike a deal with a higher power for more time in exchange for good behavior or change.
Article new ehow images a07 pq pc five stages grief denial bargaining 800x800 Stages of Death: Denial The elder has difficulty coming to terms with their imminent death and thinks the diagnosis is wrong or it isn't happening.
Images %281%29 Stages of Death: Depression The elder begins to focus on everything they are losing and leaving behind with death and becomes depressed because of these losses.
Acceptance Stages of Death: Acceptance The elder comes to terms with what is to come and uses the time they have left to live life to the fullest.
Anger stockxpertcom id917161 size011 Stages of Death: Anger The elder becomes angry at family, doctors, anything or anyone they think could be the reason for their coming death.
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Infancy Infancy spans from birth to about 2 years old. Certain relfexes are prevalent and perception is limited to faces and patterns. Some infants shows signs of morality at a very young age. Cognition is also limited at this point but develops rather quickly.

Childhood Childhood starts at age 2 until age 12. Childhood is when many cognitive changes appear. Animism and egocentrism gradually fade, and the child begins to accomadate information into schemas. The child physically develops as well, but not as much as in the later years. Social develoment is also a large part of childhood as the child meets other children in a social environment.

Adolescence Adolescence starts around 12 until 18. Adolescence is the time in a person's life where the most changes occur, and these changes are generally rapid. Hormones lead to rapid body changes, and the frontal lobe begins to develop fully. Social behavior becomes the most important aspect of an adolescent's life as they seek acceptance and an identity.

Early Adulthood Early adulthood goes from approximately 18 to 40. Physical decay begins after the mid 20's, and most cognitive changes develop futher. The establishment of a long-lasting relationship and career is important as the adult continues to age. Experiences throughout life are the main source of knowledge and wisdom during adulthood.

Middle Adulthood Middle adulthood lasts from 40 to about 45. This period is mainly a transition from early adulthood to late adulthood. Many males experience a "mid-life crisis", and many females experience depression in this transition. Hair begins to grey and thin, skin dries and wrinkles, and shrinking begins.

Late Adulthood Late adulthood spans from around 45 to 65. Heath risks become more prevalent as the body continues to age. Eyesight begins to fade as well. Most people retire in this stage and feel lost without work.

Old Age Old age occurs from around 65 until death. You are considered old when your independence begins to decline. Old age is marked as a time of loss because of death, financial instability, etc. The body decays to a point where control of certain functions may be lost, and the brain loses about 5% of its mass.