Life

  • Birth

    Birth
    Our brains start to develope only 3 months after conception. Newborns can recognize their mothers smell within 3 days and begin to recognize their voices and faces as early as 3 months. they also have man build in relexes at birth including the grasping reflex and rooting reflexes which help them to feed and sta safe.
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    Infancy

    Infant’s minds continue to develop at a very fast rate. After 3 months the Grasping reflex fades, at 4 months the rooting reflex fades, and at 2 years Babinski reflex also fades. During this stage children develop depth perception and object permanence which allows them to realize that an object still exists even when they can’t see it.
  • Crawling

    Crawling
    This is an important milestone in human developement because it gives us a means of transportation other than our mother which can aid in the developement of independence. Crawling is aslo the step before walking and eventually running.
  • Infancy (2 months)

    Infancy (2 months)
    Infant’s minds continue to develop at a very fast rate. After 3 months the Grasping reflex fades, at 4 months the rooting reflex fades, and at 2 years Babinski reflex also fades. During this stage children develop depth perception and object permanence which allows them to realize that an object still exists even when they can’t see it.
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    Early Childhood

    In the beginning of this stage children use symbols to represent objects but do not reason logically. According to Sigmund Freud, at this stage peoples pleasure seeking focus shifts from functions of elimination to the genitals. Erik Erikson hypothesized that children ask themselves if they are good or bad and Lawrence Kohlberg said that people focus on obtaining rewards in early childhood.
  • Early Childhood (2 yaers)

    Early Childhood (2 yaers)
    In the beginning of this stage children use symbols to represent objects but do not reason logically. According to Sigmund Freud, at this stage peoples pleasure seeking focus shifts from functions of elimination to the genitals. Erik Erikson hypothesized that children ask themselves if they are good or bad and Lawrence Kohlberg said that people focus on obtaining rewards in early childhood.
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    Late Childhood

    As they near adolescence children start to think logically about concrete objects allowing them to add and subtract. According to Sigmund Freud the child focuses on the development of their social and intellectual skills during this stage. Erik Ericson says that children ask themselves if they are successful or worthless and Lawrence Kohlberg hypothesizes that pleasing others is the main focus at this point.
  • Late Childhood

    Late Childhood
    As they near adolescence children start to think logically about concrete objects allowing them to add and subtract. According to Sigmund Freud the child focuses on the development of their social and intellectual skills during this stage. Erik Ericson says that children ask themselves if they are successful or worthless and Lawrence Kohlberg hypothesizes that pleasing others is the main focus at this point.
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    Adolescnece

  • Cognitive Development

    Cognitive Development
    During this stage the frontal cortex begins to develop rapidly Adolescents gain the ability to reason abstractly and think in hypothetical terms allowing them to imagine an ideal world. This can often lead to disappointment in the real world.
  • Adolescent Egocentrism

    Adolescent Egocentrism
    During this stage people gain the delusion that unique and that no one understands them. They also gain the sense that they are invulnerable. Self-consciousness is common in this stage of life because adolescents believe that everyone is watching them. Indecisiveness, argumentativeness, and finding fault with authority are side effect of adolescent egocentrism.
  • Drivers License

    Drivers License
    This is another step that allows us to gain more separation from our parents. Once we have a drivers licencse we are able to travel to most places that we would want to go to and transportation becomes one more neccessity that we no longer rely on our parent for.
  • Social Developement

    Social Developement
    Adolescents begin to socialize through their peers instead of their families. They begin to form cliques and start to ask themselves “Who am I?” This exploration ends in achievement (success), foreclosure (settle for identity chosen by others), moratorium (exploration with no result), or diffusion (unable to “find themselves).
  • Highschool Graduation

    Highschool Graduation
    After graduating from highschool most people move out of their parents house to either get a job or go to college. This time is significant because it is our first time living by ourlselves and often leads to a gain in ones sense of independence.
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    Early Adulthood

    In early adulthood Erikson believes that we begin to wonder whether we want to share our lives with others or live alone. During this point in our life we begin to lose our reflexes and our cells repair themselves more slowly.
  • First Real Job

    First Real Job
    Getting our first job allows us to be our own primary source of income, This makes it much easier to buy necessities like our own houses, food, and transportation. Getting our first job is an itrodcction into the adult world where more is expected out of us and we gain a new social network.
  • Early Adulthood (20 years)

    Early Adulthood (20 years)
    In early adulthood Erikson believes that we begin to wonder whether we want to share our lives with others or live alone. During this point in our life we begin to lose our reflexes and our cells repair themselves more slowly.
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    Marriage is our final decision of whethe r or not we want to share our lives with someone else. This milestones require people to have to abilities to get along with thier spouses and take on the responsibility of meeting the needs of not only themselves but also of their husband or wife.
  • Having Kids

    Having Kids
    Many see having children as the point where people finally reach adulthood. This is because you are totally independent at this point and responsible enough to take care of children who are completely dependent on you.
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    Middle Adulthood

    According to Erikson as we move into the middle of our adulthood we ask ourselves if we want to contribute to something bigger or only to ourselves. During this time it is common for many men and women to have a “mid-life crisis”. Women go through menopause which often makes them feel older and can lead to depression.
  • Middle Adulthood (35 years)

    Middle Adulthood (35 years)
    According to Erikson as we move into the middle of our adulthood we ask ourselves if we want to contribute to something bigger or only to ourselves. During this time it is common for many men and women to have a “mid-life crisis”. Women go through menopause which often makes them feel older and can lead to depression.
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    Late Adulthood

    Late adulthood is an age where people usually begin to retire. At this stage physical deterioration is inevitable as tissue begins to heal more slowly and reflexes continue to slow down. As children leave the house many adults start to see the effects of empty nest syndrome and either take advantage of their new free time or have a hard time reestablishing their identity.
  • Late Adulthood (50 years)

    Late Adulthood (50 years)
    Late adulthood is an age where people usually begin to retire. At this stage physical deterioration is inevitable as tissue begins to heal more slowly and reflexes continue to slow down. As children leave the house many adults start to see the effects of empty nest syndrome and either take advantage of their new free time or have a hard time reestablishing their identity.
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    Old Age

    As people reach old age they begin to ask themselves “Have I had a full life?” This stage is commonly associated with the development of Alzheimer’s which is a result of the degeneration of acetyl-choline producing neurons. Old age is often defined by the loss of one ability to take care of themselves along with their loss of identity and social network.
  • Old Age (65)

    Old Age (65)
    As people reach old age they begin to ask themselves “Have I had a full life?” This stage is commonly associated with the development of Alzheimer’s which is a result of the degeneration of acetyl-choline producing neurons. Old age is often defined by the loss of one ability to take care of themselves along with their loss of identity and social network.
  • Acceptance

    A sense of calm and peace toward the process.
  • Depression

    The realization that death is iminent, people in this stage focus on their loss of stregth and ability.
  • Bargaining

    Attemting to strike a deal with a higher power for time in exchange for good begavior.
  • Anger

    Feeling of anger toward fate, doctors, powers that be, or even ones family
  • Denial

    "This isn't happening to me." "The doctors must be wrong."
  • Death

    Death