Developmental Milestone Timeline

  • Birth

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    Sensorimotor (cognitive development)

    Experiencing the world through senses and actions (looking, hearing, touching, mouthing, and grasping)
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    Secure Attatchment (social development)

    Children use their parents as a secure base when they explore their environment.
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    Insecure attachments (social development)

    Children are anxious and ambivalent. When a parent leaves they become upset but when they come back they become angry.
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    Difficult infants (tempermant)

    10%: usually intense in their reactions, not adaptable to new situations, slightly negative
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    anxious-advoidant (social development)

    Children seek little contact with parent and do not care if they leave
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    Slow to warm up (temperment)

    15%: Withdrawn when approached, later warmed up to new situations.
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    Easy to warm up (tempermant)

    40%. Infants are adaptable to new situations, positive in their mood.
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    Trust vs. Mistrust (psychosocial development)

    Children learn whether to trust or not to based on whether or not their needs for things like food and comfort are met.
  • Raise head to 45 degrees (2 Months)

    Phyiscal and motor development
  • Roll over (2.8) months

    physical and motor development
  • Sit with support (4 months)

    Physical and motor development
  • Sit without support (5.5 months)

    physical and motor development
  • Pull self to standing position (7.6 months)

    Physical and motor development
  • Walk holding on furniture (9.2 months)

    physical and motor development
  • creep (10 months)

    physical and motor development
  • Stand alone (11. 5)

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    Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt (psychosocial development)

    Children realize they can direct their own behavior.
  • Walk (12.1 months)

    physical and motor development
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    Preoperational (cognitive development)

    Representing things with words and images; using intuitive rather than logical reasoning
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    Initiative vs. Guilt (Psychosocial development)

    Children are developing imagination, and sharing. They learn to control their behavior and take responsibility.
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    Industry vs. Inferiority (psychosocial development)

    Children try to learn new skills, obtain new knowledge
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    Concrete Operational (cognitive development)

    Thinking logically about concrete events; grasping concrete analogies and performing arithmetical operations
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    Formal Operational (coginitive development)

    Abstract reasoning, potential for mature moral reasoning. Goes on until adulthood.
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    Adolescence: Idenitity role vs. confusion (psychosocial development)

    Young adults try to learn who they are as a person.
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    Young adult: Intimacy vs.Isolation (psychosocial development)

    Young adults try to form a close, committed relationship.
  • Average age for women to marry in the U.S

    22 years old
  • Average age having first child

    25 years old
  • Average age for men to marry in the U.S

    age 29
  • Cognitive changes

    memory and intelligence decline as we age. Alzheimers and dimmentia-substantial loss of brain cells. Small strokes of the brain or alcohol dependance can lead to this, symptoms are forgetfulness. Crystallized intelligence-accumulated knowledge and verbal skills increases with age. Fluid-ability to reason speedily and abstractly decreases with age.
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    Middle Adulthood: Generativity vs. Stagnation (psychosocial development)

    This stage is to be creative, productive, and give back to the next generation.
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    Physical Changes during late and middle adulthood.

    Menopause happens for women during middle adulthood. Our sensory and muscle capabilities decline during late adulthood. Older people become more succeptable to illness. During old age many of the brains neurons die, recognition memory declines, and life satisfaction peaks at 50s then declines at age 65.
  • Midlife transition

    Midlife transition occurs at around the age of 40, it is the feeling of boredom with life, feeling restless wanting to do something completely different, gradually increased sexual desire, and confusion about who you are or where you life is going.
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    Late adult hood: Ego Integrity vs Despair (psychosocial development)

    This person is trying to reach wisdom, tranquility, wholeness, and acceptance.
  • Menopause (middle adulthood)

    Menopause is the time of natural cessation of menstruation, biological changes and a womans capability to reproduce declines.
  • Changes in sensory abilities

    Visual sharpness declines and perception and adapatation preceeds to an acute level. The eyes pupil shrinks and the lens becomes less transparent.
  • male average life expectancy

    71 is the average life expectancy
  • average life expectancy for women

    age 81