Latonya Sumlin

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  • I am born

  • Infancy: Emotional Development

    Infancy: Emotional Development
    Temperament:
    My mom described my temperament as easy going. I adjusted well to changes in the ​environment.
  • Infancy: Physical development

    I began walking at 91/2 months of age. I would hold onto the furniture to walk from one area of the room to the other.
  • Infancy: Emotional Development

    I was securely attached to my mom and dad. I enjoyed playing with my siblings and other children whenever my mom left the room.
  • Infancy: Cognitive Development

    Object Permanence
    At 8 months I began to look for my stuffed rabbit when my older brother hid it from me.
  • Early Childhood: Cognitive Development

    Animism:
    At 3 years old, I was afraid of thunderstorms. During thunderstorms, ​I would often reply the clouds are crying.
  • Early Childhood: Cognitive Development

    My mom said I would often smile when teachers would tell my parents that I was an enthusiastic reader. I was always excited about story time. I would enjoy selecting​ the books to read during story time.
  • Early Childhood: Cognitive Development

    Language Acquisition:
    My teacher would encourage us to read books during story time and at home. My mom would purchase and read books to me.
  • Early Childhood: Emotional Development

    My family and friends described me as outgoing. I was always in a positive mood. I loved to play with my siblings.
  • Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development

    An experience that made me feel intelligent was when my teacher would ask me to read difficult paragraphs in books during​ our English class.
  • Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development

    Concrete Operations:
    My math teacher would give addition problem for homework. In the classroom, I completed addition problems using apples.
  • Middle Childhood: Physical Development

    Middle Childhood: Physical Development
    Exercise:
    I was exercising three days a week for one hour in PE class. The activities I was involved in were kickball, jump roping, and skating. I enjoyed all of these activities but kickball was my favorite. I like the team spirit of the sport.
  • Middle Childhood: Physical Development

    Gross Motor and Fine Motor Muscles
    I used the large muscles of my legs in activities such as kickball and jump roping. I used the fine motor muscles of my fingers to pick up the ​rope during jump roping activity.
  • Late Childhood: Physical Development

    Exercise: I was exercising two days week for 45 minutes during PE class. I also completed marching band exercises three days a week. The activities I was involved in were softball, track, and marching band. I enjoyed traveling to compete with other marching bands. However, there were times when competing was not fun. I remember having to stand in the hot sun for long hours. Often, I​ would become dehydrated and slightly dizzy
  • Late Childhood: Cognitive Development

    My biology teacher always praised me for my unique science projects. His kind words would always make me feel intelligent.
  • Late Childhood: Physical Development

    Gross Motor and Fine Motor Muscles:
    I used my large leg muscles in track, softball, and marching band. I used my fingers to touch the keys of my instrument in marching band.
  • Late Childhood: Cognitive Development

    Transitivity:
    My math teacher would use playdoh and raw​ spaghetti to compare the lengths of objects.
  • Grandmother dies

  • Adolescent: Physical Development

    Gross Motor and Fine Motor Muscles:
    I used large motor muscles of my legs and arms during track and field and marching band. I used my finger to touch the keys of my instrument. This is an example of fine motor skills.
  • Adolescent: Cognitive Development

    I worked as an assistant to the principal. I was responsible for editing important documents. I was so excited when the principle selected me for the job. I felt it was an honor that the principal​ believed that I could handle the job.
  • Adolescence: Physical Development

    Puberty:
    I did not enter puberty early or late. I entered puberty at eleven years of age. I was not prepared for the many biological changes that occur during puberty. I remember having severe cramps during my first period. I thought I was dying. Fortunately, my mom explained that puberty is a normal process.
  • Adolescent: Physical Development

    Exercise:
    I exercised two days a week for an hour. I was involved in the marching band and track and field. I enjoyed traveling to various parts of the U.S. to participate in band competitions.
  • Adolescent: Emotional Development

    Sternberg Theory of Love;
    My relationships would be characterized as fatuous love. I dated my high school sweetheart for several years. Our love was filled with passion and commitment.
  • Adolescent: Cognitive Development

    Adolescent Egocentrism and Imaginary Audience:
    I had acne at 14 years old. I always felt that people were staring at my face. I would spend hours in the mirror applying makeup and grooming myself.
  • I got my Driver's License

  • My First Date

  • Finished High School

  • Began College at UAB

  • Early Adulthood: Physical Development

    Exercise:
    I exercised two days a week for thirty minutes. I enjoyed how energized I felt after aerobic and weight training exercises. However, I began to notice that it takes more effort to maintain an exercise routine.
  • Early Adulthood: Emotional Development

    Steinberg Classification of Relationship:
    My relationship during this time was fatuous love.
  • Early Adulthood: Emotional Development

    Secure Attachment Style:
    I was securely attached in my relationship. I was not overly concerned about my relationship.
  • Early Adulthood: Cognitive Development

    Post Formal Thought:
    My thinking was more reflexive and provisional. I was mostly concerned with work and my relationships. The solution to a problem would vary for each situation. I pursued a career in science because I enjoyed searching for the answers to problems. I became more realistic about my personal goals in work and relationships. I would also experience positive and negative emotions in my personal relationships.
  • Relocated to Wisconsin

  • Began Undergraduate Studies at UAB

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    Latonya Sumlin