Kelly's Life

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    Prenatal Development and Birth

    This is where the Germinal Period, the Embryonic Period, and the Fetal Period and Birth were taken place.
  • Embryo- the third through the eighth week

    I became an embryo as I was starting to become a human. My head began to take shape in the fourth week along with my eyes, ears, nose and my mouth started to form. In the fourth week a blood vessel that will become my heart begins to pulaste. By the fifth week buds that will become arms and legs appear. Legs, feet, and webbed toes emerge a few days later. 52-54 days after conception my fingers and toes seperate.
  • The Final Three Months- from viability to full term

    I gain about 4 and a 1/2 lbs. This is to make sure I have adequte nutrition for my developing brain. The relationship between my mother and I intensifies during these final three months. I become aware of my moms sounds, smells, and behavior.
  • Birth

    This is the day I was born. My mother started to have contractions that were less than 10 minutes apart, showing I was ready to be delievered.
  • Biosocial Development- Weight, sleep, and brain development

    I had doubled my birthweight by the fourth month and continued to grow and tripled my birthweight by age one. By 2 years I was around 30 pounds and between 32-36 inches which was almost half of my adult height. Up to this age I spent about 17 hours or more a day on sleeping. By age 2 my brain was about 75 percent of my adult brain weight.
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    The First Two Years - Biosocial Development

  • The First Two Years - Cognitive Development

    I went through the 6 Stages of Sensorimotor Intelligence which were:Stage 1(Birth-1 month) Reflexes- Sucking, grasping, staring and listening. Stage 2(1-4 months) accommodation and coordination of reflexes. Stage 3(4-8 months)Responding to people and objects.Stage 4(8-12 months)Becoming more debliberate and purposeful in responding to people and objects. Stage 5(12-18 months) experimentation and creativity in the actions of the 'little scientist' and Stage 6(18-24 months)Considering before doing
  • The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development

    Self awareness is a person's realization that he or she is a distinct individul with body, mind, and actions that are seperate from those of other people. This is what I started experiencing at about age 1. Self-recognation emerges around 18 months as well as pretending and using first-person pronouns (I,me,mine,myself,my) Pride and shame at this stage are linked to the maturing self-concept. i.e: if you tell a child their smart, they now may feel smart and smile.
  • The Play Years: Biosocial Development

    When I was six years old my body really started to begin changing. During the play years, children become slimmer as the lower body lenghtens and the baby fat turns into muscle. Each year from age 2 through 6, children add almost 3 inches and gain about 4.5 lbs. By age six the average child weighs about 46 lbs and about 46 in. tall.
  • The Play Years: Cognitive Development

    Language is the leading cognitive accomplishment in the play years. 24 month old children begin this period with short sentences and limited vocabulary and 6 year olds end itwith the ability to understand and discuss almost anything. Early childhood is a sensitive period for language learning where you can rapidly and easily master vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. At this age you talk a lot to adults, to each other, themsevles, and to their toys.
  • The Play Years: Psychosocial Development

    In the play years I increased my social awareness and decreased my egocentrism. I developed the emotions empathy which is the ability to understand the emotions of another person especially when their different from my own and I also learned antipathy which is feelings of anger, distrust, dislike or even hatred towards another perosn.
  • The School Years - Biosocial Development- Neighborhood Games

    In the beginning of 1996-1998 is the biggest time in my life where this play was happening. I would play hide-and-go-seek with friends, run around the neighborhood and play tag, and other activities. This is where the rules and boundaries of my mom were set in place. This was a time that you wish you could stay in time because you had no worries.
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    The School Years, Biosocial, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Development

    In the beginning of 1996-1998 is the biggest time in my life where this play was happening. I would play hide-and-go-seek with friends, run around the neighborhood and play tag, and other activities. This is where the rules and boundaries of my mom were set in place. This was a time that you wish you could stay in time because you had no worries.
  • The School Years - Cognitive Learning- The Reading Wars

    At this age, 9, I was learning to read, write, talk, and speak much better than before. The whole-language approach worked on me by having been taught reading, by encouraging early use of all language skills by talking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • The School Years- Psychosocial Development- Morals

    This is a time in my life around ages 7-11 where I was being taught, and finding out for myself- my morals. I was eager while trying to understand things and how everything worked...Life. I had to weigh the wrongs and rights or the things I did, thereby having consequences for the wrongs I've done - and learning from them. This is where I had growth with my moral imagination which was put on by my willingness to put my feet in somebody elses shoes.
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    Adolescence- Biosocial, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Development

    Ages 11-18
  • Adolescence- Biosocial Development- Puberty

    I was 12 when I started my period, and that's when I knew puberty, this thing that I'd been hearing about for years, had begun. This is where I had rapid physical growth and sexual maturation. All of my hormones that I'd never experienced before had kicked right into gear. My sudden emoitions came out with my moodiness that everyone around me noticed. I remember this time of my life SO clearly, always being upset about something!
  • Asolescence- Cognitive Development - Imaginary Audience

    The Imaginary Audience is something I had a hard time overcoming. This is defined as "the other people who, in an adolescent's egocentrc belief, are watching, and taking note of, his or her apperance, ideas, and behavior. This belief makes many teenagers very self-concious." This was so me for a few years starting at age 15. I was a very quiet, shy person in school because I didn't want to be noticed have have other people judge me or even have an opinion of me. I wanted to be liked by everybody
  • Adolescence- Psychosocial Development - Choosing Friends

    Choosing friends was something that I did very carefully throughout my adolescence. Since I was so quiet at school, I tended to let my guard down at home in my neighborhood. This is where I made my first best friends. There was a group of about 4 of us girls who would always hang out outside of school and inside of school. We didn't make many other friends, it was just us. Later in high school I had these same friends but also made friends with my close friends aquaintences.
  • Emerging Adulthood- Biosocial Development- Emotional Stress

    This is a point in life where people start to wonder who their going to marry, and when is the right time for marriage and children. A lot of young adults are having relationships with people long-term now, having sex before marriage, so these wonders of marriage and children come into play daily. Whether or not to break up with somebody because you don't know if their right for you to stay with and potentially marry is a big emotional stress that many young adults are faced with.
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    Emerging Adulthood- Biosocial, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Development

    Ages 18-25
  • Emerging Adulthood- Cognitive Development- Morality of Care

    Moarality of Care is something every young adolecent women has to come to terms with. This is the idea that women have to give human needs and relationships the highest priority. In this idea young women have to make decisions about sex, drugs, education and other issues. It's a big part of life and your decision will predict your future, whether good or bad.
  • Emerging Adulthood- Psychosocial Development- Choosing Friends..Pt. II

    I'd like to make a second part to this to contrast the differences in adolescence and young adults. Me personally, I am over the drama of high school and am making wise decisions choosing friends that are supportive, trustworthy and who have the same values as me. This makes friendships much more limited. In this part of your life, your friends are just as important as who you pick your intimate partner to be that you're going to spend the rest of your life with.
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    Adulthood- Biosocial, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Development

    Ages 25-65
  • Adulthood- Biosocial Development- The Aging Brain

    There are problems that occur during adulthood that contribute to the loss of brain cells. These include: Drug abuse, excessive stress, poor circulation, and viruses. There are two strategies that have come up so far to help some of these issues: Intellectual challanges, and replacing dead neurons. Things that can prevent the loss of brain cells that damage the brain for good that you can control are things like drug abuse and excessive stress.
  • Adulthood- Cognitive Development- Selective Optimization with Compensation.

    This is a theory that "people try to maintain and balance in their lives by looking for the best way to compensate for physical and cognitive losses and to become more proficient in activities they can already do well." This is important when you become older because you're not going to be able to be as physically active as you once were at 20. This may bring you down but you may be able to take some exercise classes in the water that you know you're going to be able to do.
  • Adulthood- Psychosocial Development- The Big Five

    There are five things that remain the same throughout adulthood: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. These things are completely "you" and something that would be hard to ever change without being "fake." This ties back into the Emerging Adulthood section where young adults try to find their life partners. It's important to grow up a little bit so you're settled into your tendencies and you can pick a partner who you can put up with theirs, and vice versa.
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    Late Adulthood- Biosocial, Cognitive, and Psychosocial Development

  • Late Adulthood - Biosocial Development

    Prejudice and Predictions - Elderspeak: A condecending way of speaking to older adults that resembles baby talk, with simple and short sentences, exaggerated emphasis, repetition, and slower rate and a higher pitch than normal speech. Although we would like to think we don't do this while speaking to older adults, we all do. This is a way that somebody will be speaking to me while I'm around the age of 70-80. This is used a lot by service providers who know the age of the person, and not them.
  • Late Adulthood- Cognitive Development

    Working memory goes down as you get older. Dual-task deficit gets put into place which is a situation in which a person's performance of one task is impeded by interference from the simultaneous performance of another task. For example this would be when somebody performing a mortor task and a cognitive task simultaneously. As much as we hate to see ourselves do this, it's life and this is one of the things that'll happen to me as I age.
  • Late Adulthood - Psychosocial Development

    Activity Theory- the view that elderly people want and need to remain active in a variety of social spheres; with relatives, friends and community groups, and become withdrawn only unwillingly, as a result of ageism. This is definitely something that happens. A lot of the times when they withdrawl it's because of most of their friends and older relatives passing away and their sons/daughters having their own family and becoming busy with that.
  • Epilogue- Death and Dying

    Good death- a death that is peaceful, quick, and painless and that occurs at the end of a long life, in the company of famly and friends, and in familiar surroundings. This is a way that most people would like to pass away. I think I'll pass away in my 80's-90's. I want to make sure that I'm not sick and sitting around daily being miserable. I don't want to live longer than I'm capable of.