Kelly Hogan's Timeline

By klhogan
  • Birth

    I was born at 1:31am at Huron Valley Hospital. I was born at 5 pounds and 13 ounces. I was 18 inches in length. This is below the average measurements for babies at birth. I was also born 5 weeks early, so that explains my weight. I had to be on oxygen tubes for a week after I was born.
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    First Two Years

  • Laughter

    Pscyhosocial Development: I first laughed at 3 months while playing "pat-a-cake." Laughter expresses happiness and usually occurs at 3-4 months of age.
  • Grabbing

    Biosocial Development: I began to grab at my toes at 6 months.
  • Sat Alone

    Biosocial Development: Infants can usually sit unsupported around 6 months. I fell into this norm, sitting alone at 6 and a half months.
  • Babble

    Cognitive Development: Around 7-8 months I began to babble. This usually takes place between 6 and 9 months so I was right on track! "Da-da-da" were my first syllables at 7 months.
  • Crawling

    Biosocial Development: At 9 months I began to crawl. Most babies usually develop these gross motor skills around 8-10 months.
  • First Birthday

    Biosocial Development: I had grown to 20 pounds and 9 ounces. I was 30 1/4 inches. Babies usually weight triple their birth weight by their first birthday. Therefore, I fall into that range, I was between 3-4 times my birth weight at age 1.
  • First Words

    Cognitive Development: I began to speak words such as: Hi, papa, dog, bye-bye, sock, nite-nite, and bird. Babies usually say their first word around 1 year of age. I was 14 months. At 9 months, I was able to say mama and dada though.
  • Walking

    Biosocial Development: I began to walk at 17 months. It is typical for infants to walk unassisted at 12 months. I was a little slow!
  • Second Brithday

    Biosocial Development: I weighed 26 pounds and 4 ounces. I measured at 34 1/2 inches. I fall into the norms of the population with these values at two years old.
  • Coloring

    Biosocial Development: I loved to "try" and color. It was more like a scribble of color, but I was able to have the motor skills of grasping the crayons and moving them over the paper.
  • Egocentrism

    Cognitive Development: At age two I was speaking more, but everything was mine or about me. I saw everything in my perspective and that was it.
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    The Play Years: Ages 2-6

  • Language Development

    Cognitive Development: I was slow in learning vocabulary. At age 2, most know about 500 words; I did not. My parents started me in speech at age 4 and I remained in it until about age 6.
  • 6 Years Old

    Biosocial Development: At age 6, I weighed 47 pounds and measured at 47 inches. These values are almost exactly (46 pounds and 46 inches) what the average 6 year old is.
  • Sand Dunes

    Biosocial Development: My family went to the sand dunes when I was about 6 and a half years old. I was able to climb up them in the sand, which is a gross motor skill I had acquired by then.
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    The School Years: Ages 7-11

  • Softball

    Biosocial Development: I began to play softball and benefited from the physical activity involved in the sport.
  • Soccer

    Biosocial Development: I began to play soccer in the Fall and benefited from the physical activity.
  • Social Cognition

    Psychosocial Development: I am not sure when exactly I started improving on social cognition. However, I remember that in either 3rd or 4th grade I would notice how "cliques" were forming and how others were being bullied. Also, in 5th and 6th grade, I started to be more aware of different kinds of people and started to understand why they react with others in such ways that they do.
  • Nuclear Family

    Psychosocial Development: I was raised in a nuclear family environment. My parents are married and I was raised in a household with them and my older brother and my younger sister. We are all my parents biological offspring.
  • Memory

    Cognitive Development: I specifically remember that in 4th grade I completed a math problem and my teacher used it later in the year. I had memorized the process and answer to it and was able to answer it again. It became a game and every now and then my teacher would ask me what the number was and I would always know. Of course, today I do not recall the number, but I know friends would ask me well into middle school and I would still know.
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    Adolescence: Ages 11-18

  • Sex Education

    Biosocial Development: I had sex education courses in school. This taught me about the dangers of STI's, protection from STI's, and sexual abuse.
  • Puberty

    Biosocial Development: Menarche occurred. The average age for this is 12 years and 8 months. Although variation is normal. I was almost 13 years old when mine occurred.
  • Formation Operational Thought

    Cognitive Development: Math became my favorite subject. I could figure out math problems with variable in them instead of just numbers. I developed a more abstract way of thinking.
  • Invincibility Fable

    Cognitive Development: The invincibility fable is an aspect of egocentrism. When I was in 8th grade I basically thought I was invincible. I didn't think I would be harmed or defeated. This is the precise definition of the invincibility fable. Luckily, it did not include harmful actions such as unprotected sex and drugs, and obviously I could not drive back then. It was more of a self-esteem invincible way of thinking for me.
  • Growth Spurt

    Biosocial Development: I grew almost 3 inches in height during this summer.
  • Deductive Reasoning

    Cognitive Development: Around age 14, deductive reasoning forms and you are able to draw conclusions from an abstract idea. It is more indepth reasoning compared to the inductive reasoning that is displayed during the school years.
  • Technology

    Cognitive Development: I received my first cell phone.
  • Parental Monitoring

    Psychosocial Development: My parents always wanted to know where I was, but it became more pronounced once I started driving myself. When I had to find rides or have my parents drive me it was easy for them to know my whereabouts. Once I started driving we had rules that I had to call them whenever I got somewhere and whenever I was leaving somewhere, whether it was school, the store, or a friends house. They always were asking where I was.
  • Bickering

    Psychosocial Development: I distinctly can remember always arguing with my parents during softball season of my sophomore year of high school. My mom was always nagging me to care about my appearance and both my parents and I were always arguing about how I spent my days.
  • Identity versus Diffusion

    Psychosocial Development: During the adolescent years, you are in a search for your true identity. You reassess your cultural and moral beliefs. During these years was when I began to figure out who I was.
  • Peer Support

    Psychosocial Development: Throughout adolescence I was never really in a particular clique. I guess I would say I was part of crowds. I had friends from various cliques that I was pretty close with. People did however considering me an athlete and good student. I was never part of the popular group, yet some of my good friends were. I sort of floated from clique to clique I would say and had similarities and differences with all of them. I like to think I was just my own person!
  • Peer Section

    Psychosocial Development: I would have to say my senior year of high school was when I became better at peer selection. I went through many friends, jumped around, came back to some. I was kind of all over the board doing my own thing. As of senior year I started eliminating the friends who had a bad influence on me and sticking with the ones that shared my beliefs and morals. Although, I still do have a wide spectrum of friends today with different morals and beliefs.
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    Emerging Adulthood: Ages 18-25

  • Secondary Education

    Cognitive Development: My secondary education came to an end. Secondary education is grades 7-12.
  • High School Graduation

    Biosocial Development: I graduated from Novi High School.
  • Start of College

    Biosocial Development: I began my first year of College at Michigan State University. After a year there, I transferred to Oakland University.
  • Vocational Identity

    Psychosocial Development: My reasons for going to college were to find success in the career field of my choice and also to grow and mature into the person I am today.
  • Social Norms

    Biosocial Development: When I was away at college I started noticing all the different social norms. Students at MSU and OU came from all different kinds of backgrounds. Due to the diverse populations, there were many noticable social norms. It amazes me how different people from different areas truely can be in the way of their actions!
  • Anxiety

    Pyschosocial Development: Many emerging adults develop anxiety problems. I am currently being treated for an anxiety disorder and things are going a lot better. However, I was one of those emerging adults that suffer from anxiety; which these disorders seem to be normal for my age currently.
  • Morals

    Cognitive Development: My first year of college was when I really started forming and establishing my morals and values. I had always had them, but by this time I knew I had to get them set in stone. From observing others and the environment I was raised in, I realized what my true morals and values are. This is when I formed my morality of justice.
  • Joined a Gym

    Biosocial Development: I joined a gym for the first time. Since I was done with high school sports and no longer involved in physically active activities, I decided I needed to do something good for myself health wise. I joined Planet Fitness with one of my friends.
  • Social Homogamy

    Psychosocial Development: I am not married, nor ever have been, but I think social homogamy describes my previous relationships well. I seem to be more compatable with guys who share my interests and activities. Also, I seem to last longer with guys who are in about the same spot of life as I am, not necessarily age wise, but as far as what they are looking for and currently trying to be successful at.
  • Postformal Thought

    Cognitive Development: I started to notice around my 3rd year of college that I was forming postformal thought processes. I would find the problem to situations myself and not wait for others to start the process. This allowed a faster reaction on the situation which lead to a quicker solution. This combines subjective and objective thought.
  • Intimacy versus Isolation

    Psychosocial Development: Without develping close relationships, individuals will feel lonliness and isolation. Usually during emerging adulthood is when individuals seek the desire to share their life with someone. This could be a romantic partner or a friend. I believe that around this time was when I felt the desire to share my personal life with others that I trusted.
  • Sterotype Threat

    Cognitive Development: In high school I always wondered what people thought of me; I think we all do. However, in college was when I really started to worry about people thinking I was a bad person or lazy. Therefore, I felt the need to step up my game and be the best person that I could be; always helping others out and putting forth my best effort.
  • Linked Lives

    Psychosocial Development: My family definitely has linked lives. My mom has gone through chemotherapy treatment and my grandmother was severely ill and in the hospital for 6 weeks. Both of which had a huge impact on my life. I feel as though I have grown from these experiences and even though I did not personal go through them, the stress, financial problems, and hardships associated with them still made their way into my life. Many emerging adult still life at home and that is true for me.
  • College Graduation

    Biosocial Development: I graduate from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences.
  • Time Management

    Cognitive Development: Throughout the years I have had practice at time management. However, it wasn't until this past spring when I really had to put time management to use. Between working a full-time job, taking 14 credit hours, and having a severely ill family member in the ICU I had to manage my time to a tee! This really taught me more advanced time management skills that I will use for the rest of my life.
  • Friends

    Psychosocial Development: There is an established gateway to attraction as far as choosing friends go. I on the other hand am not sure if I will ever understand why I choose the friends I do. There are some friends that I have that have some of the factors such as apparent availability and frequent exposure. It seems as though the ones that are the most trustworthy I seem to find exclusion criteria for though. There are only a select few that I 100% trust.
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    Adulthood: Ages 25-65

  • Crystallized Intelligence

    Cognitive Development: I plan to establish my crystallized intelligence to the maximum by the time I graduate from graduate school. This is the intelligence an individual acquires from education and experience. I know I will continue to learn after graduate school, but I have high hopes that I will have a great crystallized IQ around graduation time!
  • Creative Intelligence

    Cognitive Development: Creative intelligence will be very important in my career choice of physical therapy. Creative intelligence is associated with a person's ability to think divergently and be intellectually flexible. As I have experience working in a PT clinic, this will be very important and useful with me once I start practicing myself.
  • Graduation

    I will graduate from graduate school with a doctorate degree.
  • Childbirth

    Biosocial Development: I hope by age 26 to have at least one child.
  • Physical Appearance

    Biosocial Development: Aging begins to appear. The collagen will decrease about 1% each year. This wil cause thinner and less flexible skin to be visible in the face. Wrinkles will also start to become more visible at this time as well.
  • Social Clock

    Psychosocial Development: The social clock depends on cultures rather than chronological age. From my experience growing up, around age 30 I should be married or engaged and about to start a family of my own.
  • Ecological Niche

    Psychosocial Development: Because the social clock I am used to says that I should be developing a family around age 30, I should also be setting my ecological niche around this time. This is when I fall into a setting or pattern that is compatible with my everyday life and interests.
  • Marriage

    I will have a nice summer wedding and marry the man of my dreams! We may or may not have children, whatever we decide. If we do, I plan to have my first child within the first 2-3 years of being married.
  • The Big Five

    Psychosocial Development: There are five dimensions that will remain stable throughout my adulthood. These are openess, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.
  • Fictive Kin

    Psychosocial Development: I will have no blood relation to my in-laws, but will most likely be treated as a family member. (At least I hope!) More specifically, my friends that I make along the way will think of my as a sister and then their family will also accept me as a member of the family.
  • Midlife Crisis

    Psychosocial Development: A midlife crisis is part of normal everyday life. It is not uncommon for an adult to experience midlife crisis. According to the social clock, I will experience a midlife crisis around age 40. I may change my eating and sleeping habits and it may be triggers by a death of a loved one or a severe illness of myself or a loved one.
  • Gender Convergence

    Psychosocial Development: This is when I will start to notice that men and women are more similar than they used to be. I always say I want to date an older guy because guys my age are immature. As we move through middle age, males and females change and become closer in maturity levels.
  • Sense Organs

    Biosocial Development: Reading will become harder and I will be holding articles or reading materials further and further away from my eyes. This is when reading glasses may become necessary.
  • Loss of Brain Cells

    Biosocial Development: If I had to take a guess today, I would say that I will lose many brain cells due to excessive stress. Hormones interfere with thought processes when you are stressed and harms the brain. Just due to the stress I have recently been experiencing I am willing to bet it will come back and bite me later in life!
  • Kinkeeper

    Psychosocial Development: I can see myself being the kinkeeper for my family. I basically already am. When my grandmother was in the hospital I had an e-mail list of 20 people to send updates to. Therefore, I can see myself continuing to be the relative that updates everyone about a family member's illness and organizing family gatherings.
  • Fluid Intelligence

    Cognitive Development: I plan to keep my fluid intelligence strong by completing puzzles as often as I can. Fluid intelligence is quick and flexible in that is continues flowing until it reaches its own level.
  • Social Convoy

    Psychosocial Development: I will have formed a group of peers that will move through life with me. These are likely to be different than my peers from earlier years, but it is possible some will be the same.
  • Menopause

    Biosocial Development: I will be going through menopause. I may experience it later due to the fact that my doctor's want me to have a hysterctomy once I am done having children due to my mother's history of ovarrian cancer.
  • Practical Intelligence

    Cognitive Development: This is the intelligence one needs for everyday events. I hope that I will have a high practical IQ later in life!
  • Empty Nest

    Psychosocial Development: I will have an empty nest at home. All of my children will have gone and started their own lives elsewhere. I can now spend more time with my husband and find out the reason I married him again!
  • Lack of Exercise

    Biosocial Development: I am hoping that my exercise regimen will not suffer too much as I get older, but from statistics it is likely too. I hope that going into the physical therapy field will help me stay active and exercise healthy and often.
  • Loss of Expertise

    Cognitive Development: As I age I will lose my physical capability of performing tasks. Therefore, a younger individual may be more efficient at my job, making the amount of time associated with a task not relate to expertise. Even if I know more, I will not be as successful. My memory, strength, and technical knowledge will be less than that of the younger individual.
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    Biosocial Development: I will be considered young-old. I will still be healthy, active, and independent.
  • Analysis

    Cognitive Development: Around 60 years old I will start to stick to my preconceived ideas.
  • Identity versus Role Confusion

    Psychosocial Development: I will wonder who I am. I know who I was when I was younger, but what is my purpose now that I am an elderly? Who am I now?
  • Selective Optimization with Compensation

    Cognitive Development: As I reach my 60's and beyond, I expect that I will have to adhere to the theory of selective optimization with compensation. That is, I will have to find ways to compensate for losses that I have experienced, whether they are physical or cognitive losses.
  • Familism

    Psychosocial Development: My parents will be in their 80's by this time and I will most likely have to care for them. (I will also have to compromise my life to care for my children as well when I give birth to them.)
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    Late Adulthood: Age 65 until Death

  • Accommodation

    Psychosocial Development: I will begin to abandon old thoughts and ideas and accept new information and ways of life.
  • Assimilation

    Psychosocial Development: I will combine the new ideas that I learn with what I know from the past. I combine the new with the old.
  • Geriatrics

    Biosocial Development: I will switch to a geriatirc physician. A geriatric physician is one who specializes in old age.
  • Living Will

    Death and Dying: I will set up a living will and appoint a patient advocate. This person will speak for me when I am not capable of speaking myself. I will have all the plans for my death and what I do and do not want as far as treatment.
  • Selective Optimization with Compensation

    Psychosocial Development: I will set goals for the rest of my life and assess my ability to complete them. I may have to alter them in order to make them possible with my functional ability status.
  • Depression

    Death and Dying: As my health gets worse, I may go into depression about dying. I will that nothing is worth trying anymore.
  • Old-old

    Biosocial Development: I will be considered old-old now that I am over 75 years of age. I will have some losses in body and mind. My social support will decrease, but I will still have some strengths.
  • Physical Appearance

    Biosocial Development: My skin will become less thick and more wrinkled. I will start having more and more gray hairs. I will become shorter in height and weight less due to that and muscle loss.
  • Postivity Effect

    Psychosocial Development: I will focus on remembering the positive and telling stories about those events. I will not remember many of the negative aspects of my life.
  • Retirement

    Psychosocial Development: I think I will have a hard time retiring, but I plan to retire around the age of 65. It would be a good idea to retire at the same time as my husband so we do not become depressed and lonely. It's important to both still have roles within our family and to feel needed and useful.
  • Prefront cortex activity

    Cognitive Development: My prefrontal cortex activity will decrease with age.
  • Social Convoy

    Psychosocial Development: I will make close friends and remain close with my family. Having these social interactions will help me get through the aging process and have support along the way.
  • Source Amnesia

    Cognitive Development: I may start developing source amnesia where I think things are true, but in reality they are not or it was from an unreliable source.
  • Long-term memory

    Cognitive Development: My vocabulary will increase until I am about 80 years old.
  • Hypertension

    Biosocial Development: Around the age of 80, I will develop high blood pressure.
  • Reaction Rate

    Cognitive Development: My brain will slowdown and I will have a decrease in the production of neurotransmitters. My prefrontal cortex will shrink and my cerebral blood flow will slow down.
  • Integrity versus Despair

    Psychosocial Development: I will be proud of my life story and have pride in myself and what I have accomplished.
  • Acceptance of Dying

    Death and Dying: By the time I am 80 years old, I would like to think I would have accepted the fact that I will eventually die. Acceptance with dying increases with age.
  • Grandparents

    Psychosocial Development: I plan to fall into the category of companionate grandparents when my kids have children. I will entertain and spoil them to the best of my ability!
  • Brain

    Biosocial Development: My brain will be smaller and I will experience slower thought processes.
  • Elderspeak

    Biosocial Development: People will start talking slowly and loudly when speaking to me.
  • Explicit memory

    Cognitive Development: My explicit memory will decrease.
  • Christianity

    Death and Dying: I am a Christian and have the belief that death is not the end for me, it is the begining of a new life.
  • Activity Theory

    Psychosocial Development: I think I will fall into the activity theory of the elderly. I will want to remain as active as possible until my body and aging no longer allows it.
  • Oldest-old

    Biosocial Development: Over 85 years of age I will be considered oldest-old. I will become dependent on others and be at a higher risk for injury and illness.
  • Near-death Experience

    Death and Dying: I will most likely run into health problems along the way and may come across a near-death experience. During this experience, I basically will leave my body and see myself moving towards bright light.
  • Filial Responsibility

    Psychosocial Development: As I begin to age more and more, I will be able to do less and less. At some point, my children may have to have the responsibilty of taking care of me. However, I would not want this burden amongst them and would most likely try and hire a caregiver.
  • Age in Place

    Psychosocial Development: No matter where I end up working for the rest of my life and retiring, I will most likely stay in the same city and probably house. I will want to stay in my place that I currently have even if I am getting older and cannot function as well. I would not want to move.
  • Terminal Decline

    Cognitive Development: A few weeks or months before my death I will begin to have a decrease in my cognitive abilities.
  • Death

    According to, I am expected to die around the age of 88 years old. If I change some habits, including exercise and sun exposure, I could add a few years to my life.
  • Good Death

    Death and Dying: Just as most people would hope, I hope to have a good death. This means that I hope my death is not too painful. I want to pass peacefully and quickly.
  • Centarian

    Biosocial Development: I will be 100 years old (if I live that long!).