Kate's Developmental Life Span

By vannier
  • Conception

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    Germinal period

  • I am an embryo

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    Embryonic period

  • I am a fetus

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    Fetal period

  • I am born

    I was born
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    I lived in Seoul South Korea

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    No personal experiences or information on development during this time

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    Sensorimotor Intelligence

  • Binocular Vision - the ability to coordinate two eyes to see one image.

  • Fine motor skills are developed

  • The brain is 75 percent of adult brain weight

  • I arrived in the United States to join my adoptive family

  • I learned to walk again (I was temporarily unable to walk due to sickness)

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    Preoperational Intelligence

  • I could speak English

  • I discovered I was creative (typical during play years of development)

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    Concrete Operational Thought

  • I realized I was "different" than other children

  • I started kindergarten

  • I could write the alphabet

  • I took ballet lessons

  • Selective Attention

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    Middle Childhood

  • I learned to play the piano

  • I learned to ride a bike

  • Metacognition - thinking about thinking

  • Self-Consciousness began

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    I played soccer

  • I took dance lessons

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  • I got eye glasses

  • Body image changes - breasts and hips

  • I got my first job

  • Deductive reasoning

  • I was on the school volleyball team

  • I got my learner's permit

  • Tried my first cigarette

  • I started high school

  • I got my first boyfriend

  • I got my period

  • Identity search begins

  • Dialectical thought

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    Emerging Adult

  • I graduated from high school

  • Became less dependent on parents

  • I started college

  • Ethnic Identitiy devlops further

  • I graduated from college

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  • I got shingles

  • Decided to attend graduate school

  • I started graduate school

  • Physical appearance changes - age related changes in skin

  • Marriage?

  • Selective Expert - Become a Counselor

  • Generativiity - Common during adulthood

    Become a mother?
  • Have a baby

  • Flynn effect - Increasing average IQ

  • Midlife Crisis ?

  • Volunteer work

  • Menopause

  • Senses become less acute

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    Late Adulthood

  • Retirement

  • Develop new hobbies

  • Wisdom

  • Disengagement theory - Traditional roles become unimportant

  • Become a grandparent

  • Decrease in practical itelligence

  • Possible sleep patterns change; spend more time in bed

  • Skin reveals first signs of aging; wrinkles and age spots

  • Greater apprecition for nature and aesthetic experiences

  • "oldest-old" of ederly adults - age 85 yrs old

  • Dual-task deficit is evident

  • Positivity Effect - Remember positive images over negative ones

  • Become frail elder

  • Assisted living

  • My husband dies

  • Experience Bereavement and Grief

  • Become a Centenarian

  • Death - Life Expectancy test predicted