Developmental Timeline

By cindyc1
  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    I was born on September 13, 2003. (For reference/comparison to the other dates.)
  • Sensory Information

    Sensory Information
    At about five months, I began to reach out to touch my mother face. This is correlated to Piaget's sensorimotor stage. During this bracket of time, babies start using their senses to interpret their surroundings. This was vital to my understanding as to who this person was. It gave me a better grasp of my environment and of the world, as this sensory information was further understood.
  • Language - Spanish

    Language - Spanish
    I said my first word at 16 months, which was "agua". This, translated to English, would mean water. This would correlate to Piaget's preoperational stage. In mt household, the prime language that is spoken is Spanish, and it has been this way ever since my oldest sibling was born. So, as a young child I was surrounded by other family members and them speaking Spanish. I learned to represent objects and things with words others had used around me.
  • Language - English

    Language - English
    Once I turned five, I began to express myself more in English. My first word (in English) was "color". This, again is related to Piaget's preoperational stage, which focuses on how children use words to represent things, and how imagination is further developing. At the age of four, I started preschool. All the courses I took were in English. I was constantly surrounded by others speaking English, so I used it to represent things in a different way. It allowed for others to understand me.
  • Imaginative Thinking

    Imaginative Thinking
    As a six-year old, I became interested in being a superstar. I had a toy piano that I would use and pretend that I was performing a concert. I would act as though I had a major crowd waiting. This can be traced back to Piaget's preoperational stage of cognitive development. During this time, children use their intuition instead of logic to reason. It develops and strengthens thinking. It is important to the next stage, where children are able to develop thinking into something more logical.
  • Following Rules

    Following Rules
    Since kindergarten, or at about the age of 7, I have followed rules to avoid punishments. During kindergarten, I avoided receiving a time out because I realized I did not want to face that consequence. This is an aspect of Kohlberg's theory. Specifically, this type of development would be in the preconventional morality stage. I learned to be obedient. This then would bring positive consequences, which helped reinforce my behavior.
  • Personal Beliefs

    Personal Beliefs
    Since my early teens, I have always gone against unfair treatment of minorities. I believe it is important to respect one another. We all have basic rights that should be met and not belittled. This correlates to Kohlberg's postconventional morality stage. Such ethical beliefs reflect on the morals one has come to set in place. Our morals reflect our judgments and our ability to distinguish right and wrong. They allow us to build our character.
  • Finding Identity

    Finding Identity
    Since the beginning of my freshman year of high school, I think it has become increasingly important for me to figure out my identity. This is related to Erikson's adolescence stage, where the forming of one's own identity occurs. It's significant because I feel as though I currently in this stage. I act differently around certain people and test out who I truly am. My identity will continue to develop until I reach a state of resolution andl have a constant and comfortable sense of who I am.
  • Finding a Partner

    Finding a Partner
    In my late-20's, such as 26 and 27, I see myself having a partner that I have formed a close relationship with. This is part of Erikson's young adulthood stage, known also as "Intimacy vs. Isolation". It is vital for humans to feel as though they have connections with others. Without strong and stable relationships, feeling isolated could become more prevalent.
  • Having Children

    Having Children
    During this point of my life, I imagine myself raising my own children. This is a feeling of contribution to the world by nurturing. It is related to Erikson's psychosocial standpoint on development. In specific, it would be during middle adulthood, and is referred to as "Generativity vs. Stagnation". This stage would give a sense of purpose and allow me to feel as though I have added to society.
  • Looking Back

    Looking Back
    During my late adulthood, such as my late 60's, I will be in stages of reflecting on my life. This is part of Erikson's theory and is said to be the late adulthood, "integrity vs. despair" stage. When looking back on one's own life, it is always beneficial to feel content about the decisions one made. However, it is also possible to feel a sense of failure.