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Developmental Timeline- AP Psych- Emily Dill

  • Conception

  • Miracle of birth

    Miracle of birth
    The greatest thing that ever happened to my parents was born into this world
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    Discovering the World

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    Piaget's Sensorimotor Stage

    Experience the world through senses and actions
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    Birth to 1 year
  • Developed trust with parents

    crucial time period for a child to learn who to trust and develop relationship with parents. The interactions during this time can have an impact on even late adult life.
  • Reflex Development

    I began to recognize what was going on around me by grasping everything near me or putting everything in my mouth. During this period, children are in the process of discovering the world and learning how to use their senses to their benefit.
  • Trying to communicate

    I was a very happy baby, and I love to smile. When people would talk to me I would try my hardest to talk back but it only came out as pointless babblilng
  • Rolled over by myself

    motor development and muscle building allowed me to successfully roll over for the first time. That was the beginning of my independent movement.
  • Learned to crawl

    I first started crawling when I was almost a year old. This is a significant event in a child's life because it allows them to change location independently, as well as being another milestone in motor development.
  • First Birthday

    First Birthday
    I smashed my face into a cake and made a huge mess
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    1 to 2 years
  • Began to walk

    Began to walk
    I began trying to walk on my own at barely over a year old, but I wasn't very successful for a long time
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    Piaget's Preoperational Stage

    intuitive rather than logical reasoning; imagination
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    3 to 5 years
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    Kolhberg's Preconventional Morality

    self interest; obey to get reward or avoid punishment
  • First day of Preschool

    First day of Preschool
    Preschool was the first time I was away from people in my immediate family for an extended period of time, but I was not phased. I had an insecure attachment with my parents, meaning that I was not bothered by whether they were there or not, so I loved preschool from the very beginning.
  • Fifth birthday

    Another Birthday milestone that made me well aware that I was almost a year older than everyone else in my grade
  • First Day of Kindergarten

    By this time, I was already used to being away from my parents, so it didn't feel like anything changed but it did. Kindergarten was the true beginning of my education. The things I learned set the foundation for the rest of my life. It allowed me to develop improved and language skills on top of other things
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    Elementary School

    6 years to puberty
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    Piaget's Concrete operational

    thinking logically about events
  • Love for Creativity

    Love for Creativity
    First grade was when I began to recognize creativity. I had (and still have) an intense love for reading. I also loved to play pretend, as well as talk to my imaginary friends. That beginning creativity has fueled my art career. It will have had a significant impact on everything I do in my life.
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    Kolhberg's Conventional Morality

    upholds laws and social rules without question
  • Tenth birthday

    Everyone says you're almost grown but they get your hopes up because you aren't
  • Braces

    I got braces when I was in 4th grade, which was 8 years ago.
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    Piaget's Formal Operational

    abstract logic; potential for mature moral reasoning
  • Puberty

    Reaching puberty was a traumatic experience because I had no idea what was happening. Your body starts going through changes, as well as your personality. Personality traits can change during puberty, but characteristics before puberty do affect personality and characteristics afterwards for the most part.
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    Teen to 20 years
  • 8th grade graduation

    I was so ready to be out of that school!
  • High School

    Everyone else in high school was nervous, but I was excited. I automatically made new friends, but they were all juniors and seniors.
  • Rusty

    Rusty and I had been best friends for my entire freshman year, and we started dating just before the summer. We are still together.
  • 16th Birthday!

    I got my first car- a 2009 midnight blue Ford Mustang that I named Sapphire. I love that car with all my heart.
  • 18th Birthday!

    I was a legal adult, but I didn't feel like it because I was still living with my mom
  • First Tattoo

    First Tattoo
    I did feel like an adult after I went and got my first tattoo, even if my dad disowned me because of it. But I did it for me, so it is special. It was the first step in showing my independence and the first sign of how my personality had changed, and how far up I was on the moral ladder. This is the first indication of the characteristics that will stay with me through most of my adult life.
  • High School Graduate

    I am so ready to get out of Landrum, SC and graduation will be just the beginning. I am excited to start my independent life
  • College

    I will attend Valdosta State University's Honors college in South Georgia starting in the fall. I plan to double major in Psychology and Art
  • 21st Birthday!

    That's when I take a trip to Vegas to have real fun. Just Kidding... Maybe
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    Young Adult

    20s to 40
  • Bachelor's Degree

    I will graduate college in 4 years with my Bachelor's degree.
  • Married

    Rusty and I will have been together for almost 8 years, and will have already started a life together as a family. We will just have to make it legal. This is an extremely important event in psychosocial development, because of the complexity and proximity of the relationship. It is also a crucial part of evolutionary development because, in society, that is the first step in continuing the human species.
  • Master's

    After taking a year to travel, I will attend UCLA for my master's degree in art therapy.
  • Opens business

    While still living in California, I will open my own zen studio. It will be the place where I conduct my art therapy sessions. It will also include an open studio and weekly yoga sessions. I know it is unconventional but I believe that it would be a great way to connect with people in a real way
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    Kolhberg's Postconventional Morality

    follows what one personally believes as basic ethical principles
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    Middle Adulthood

    40s to 60
  • Focus solely on Art

    Focus solely on Art
    After many years of practicing art therapy, and doing art on the side, I decide to sell my practice and move to a house just outside of LA with my husband and dogs. There, he would continue to work while I focused just on my art. This is the step on the moral ladder that is usually reached during late adulthood. That is when a person is old enough and experienced enough to do things based on their morals and desires instead of what society defines.
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    Late Adulthood

    60s and up
  • Spouse's Death

    My husband, who had been gradually declining for years, would pass away in his sleep at the age of 82. I would only be 80.
  • Death

    After the loss of my husband, I would become depressed and eventually come down with a severe case of pneumonia that would be my cause of death, exactly 4 years after the death of my husband.