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Life Span & Development Psychology Timeline Final Project

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    The beginnings: Prenatal Development & Birth

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    Germinal Period - the 1st 14 days

    During this time a blastocyst is formed and ends up growing in cells and becomes the placenta and eventually the embryo. This is also the time that implantation is achieved.
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    Embryonic Period - 3rd to 8th week

    During this period, the blastocyst develops into a embryo, which in turn begins to grow and develop to eventually become a fetus. During the fifth week, the head has become rounded and the features of the face have been formed. The embryo has all of its basic organs and body parts of a human being including a indifferent gonad. It also moves around.
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    The Fourth Week

    The head begins to take shape along with the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Also, a blood vessel which will eventually become the heart starts to pulsate.
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    The Fifth Week

    Upper arms, forearms, palms and webbed fingers form along with the legs, feet, and webbed toes. At 52 to 54 days after conception the fingers and toes separate.
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    The Fetal Period - the 9th week until birth

    The organism becomes a fetus during this period. During this time the fetus becomes bigger and becomes a specific gender. The brain maturation takes place and the fetus begins to show signs of non-random behavior. Hair and nails form. During the last month, the fetus becomes aware of sounds (heartbeat and voice), smells, and behavior of the mother.
  • I am Born

    I am Born
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    The First Two Years

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    The 1st Two Years: BioSocial Development

    During this time period I grew in size and i slept alot. Also my brain grows and starts to become shaped by my experiences. My senses and motor skills also become more developed.
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    The 1st Two Years: Cognitive Development

    During this time my memory improves and i am able to recognize people and develop preferences towards certain people. Also, I begin to develop language. I am able to both listen and respond along with eventually being able to speak axtual words (not just babble).
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    The 1st two years: Psychosocial Development

    During this period i am beginning to display specific emotions such as stranger wariness and separation anxiety. I am able to smile in response to a human face and begin to laugh. I also become self-aware during this time. Changes in my temperament also become recognizeable.
  • The 1st two years: Biosocial event

    The 1st two years: Biosocial event
    I am excited for being able to drive a car and almost being able to sit up without any help.
  • The 1st Two years: Cognitive Development event

    The 1st Two years: Cognitive Development event
    I said my first word, "dada"
  • The 1st two years: Psychosocial Event

    The 1st two years: Psychosocial Event
    I am unhappy with having been put in this outfit to wear to go swimming and in turn become moody.
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    The Play Years

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    The Play Years: Biosocial Development

    During this time, i become somewhat of a picky eater and continue to grow in size. I also begin to develop skills such as drawing and become more active in my motor skills such as being able to hop on one foot, dress myself, tie my shoes, etc.
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    The Play Years: Cognitive Development

    During this time my language abilities develop more rapidly and develop gramatical knowledge and knowing whats reality. Also i get enrolled in preschool so that i am able to express myself creatively.
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    The Play Years: Psychosocial Development

    During this time i become more capable of controlling my emotions and learn the ideas of pride, guilt, and shame. I begin learning the difference between right and wrong. Also, my self-esteem starts to develop and i also begin to take on the concepts of sex differences between boys and girls.
  • The Play Years: Psychosocial Development Event

    The Play Years: Psychosocial Development Event
    I am happy and playing with my brother.
  • The Play Years: Cognitive Development Event

    The Play Years: Cognitive Development Event
    I am getting ready to go out sailing with my grandpa and am able to understand the rules as to what i am allowed to do so that i stay safe.
  • The Play Years: BioSocial Event

    The Play Years: BioSocial Event
    I am dressed up and ready to go to my ballet recital.
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    The School years

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    The School years: Biosocial Development

    During this time I am enrolled in school full time and my brain begins to grow and develop even more. I also begin to get involved in school activities and become more physically active.
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    The School Years: Cognitive Development

    During this time, my vocabulary and language skills begin to improve with my education along with my ability to develop strategies, accumulate knowledge, apply logic, and think quickly. In school we move past just drawing and nap time and move on instead to reading, writing, and arithmetic.
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    The School Years: Psychosocial Development

    During this time, I start to learn and develop a moral code and start to become a part of "the culture of children". This ia also a time, where social acceptance becomes a big factor in my life. You become part of the popular crowd, the average crowd or the unpopular crowd. Social awareness also becomes important along with developing friendships.
  • The School years: Biosocial Event

    The School years: Biosocial Event
    I become more active and here I am playing at the park with my brother, cousin, and uncle. Also, i am part of a swim team at the local swim clu by my house and I participate on the baseball and floor hockey team at school.
  • The School Years: Cognitive Event

    The School Years: Cognitive Event
    Not only am I learning the normal academia in school but i am also enrolled in hebrew school working my way towards my bat Mitzvah. Here, we are celebrating at my brother's Bar Mitzvah.
  • The School Years: Psychosocial Event

    The School Years: Psychosocial Event
    I am celebrating my birthday at the park with friends that i have made in school.
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    Adolescense: Cognitive Development

    During this time i begin to display egocentrism. I also begin to start abstract thinking in which i am able to take part in inductive and deductive reasoning. I am also developing my brain further through the education that i receive in both middle school and high school.
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    Adolescence

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    Adolescence: Biosocial Development

    During this time, i begin to go through puberty. My body and brain start to develop even more. My emotions begin to change and in turn ended up sometimes being moody. Also, sex becomes a big issue during this period for many children. Many end up having sex too soon and some adolescence start to try drugs and alcohol.
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    Adolescence: Psychosocial Development

    During this time i begin to search for my own identity. I try to figure out who i am when it comes to religion, sexual/gender, political/ethnic, and vocational identity. By searching for my own identity i tend to sometimes get into arguments with others, such as family members, who i feel may not agree or understand with what i think or want. Also, Peer pressure and cliques begin to start having a big affect on me and what i may do during this time of my life.
  • Adolescence: Biosocial Development

    Adolescence: Biosocial Development
    Here i am with my family at my Bat Mitzvah.
  • Adolescence: Cognitive Developemnt

    Adolescence: Cognitive Developemnt
    Here i am on a trip with my family and am learning about the mayan ruins and am able to appreciate and understand the culture and reasoning behind them being built.
  • Adolescence: Psychosocial Development

    Adolescence: Psychosocial Development
    Here i am with my brother and dad in florida, but i do not look very happy to be taking a picture, i may have been having one of my moody moments
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    Emerging Adulthood

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    Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial Development

    During this time i start taking more risks both good and bad. I begin to start developing both good and bad habits also. Social events become more normal for me, i start going to parties more, concerts and sporting events. Emotional stress becomes a big deal when it comes to my physical relationships. Also, I begin spending even more time focusing on my appearance in order to attract the opposite sex.
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    Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive Development

    During this time my responsibilities, experiences, and education begin to affect my moral reasoning and religious beliefs. Also, i attend college to secure a better future for myself. Postformal thinking also becomes a normal way of thinking as i get older. I begin to try and start solving my own problems as opposed to relying on someone else to help me or to solve it for me.
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    Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

    During this time, I have achieved my own identity for the most part. Friendships also begin to start to end during this time along with begin to develop. Relationships begin to start having a more serious nature. Intimacy, committment and passion become more important. The idea of cohabitation begins to come up more and more. Also, at this time emotions begin to become stronger and can in turn start to display some disorders such as anxiety disorders.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial Development

    Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial Development
    Here i am at a penthouse party with my brother and some of his friends in California.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

    Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
    Here i am with some of my friends from college. We had just want to arts, beats, and eats and are now out getting a drink together.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive Development

    Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive Development
    Here i am out with friends celebrating my graduation from college
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    Adulthood

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    Adulthood: Biosocial Development

    During this time my brain will begin to slow down as i age along with my sexual-reproductive cycle. During this perod, having children becomes sometimes a bigger challenge and eventually as a woman, i will go through menopause. Poor health habits tend to also begin to have more of an affect on us during this time of our lifes, so it is important to no let our health take a backseat. Also, mortality and morbidity start to become more a reality to us.
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    Adulthood: Cognitive Development

    During this time, My intelligence will further increase as i become more experienced. I begin working townards being an expert at things and in turn become more flexible.
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    Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

    During this time, my social clock begins to tick in which there are certain ages that are best for finishing school, getting married, establishing a career, and having children. Also, during this time, my personality becomes to take shape even more in which i may become more open, concientious, extrovert, kind, and sometimes self-critical. People also tend to sometimes go through a midlife crisis during the time.
  • Adulthood: Biosocial Development

    Adulthood: Biosocial Development
    Here me brother and i are at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. This was a tough journey, it took us 4 1/2 days of hiking to reach the summit.
  • Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

    Adulthood: Psychosocial Development
    Here i am talking to some of the kids in Po, Burkina faso and handing out stickers to them. The children there love stickers. This is on my way back to the capital Oaugadougoo, Burkina Faso to catch my flight home after visiting my brother who is stationed there for the peace corp
  • Adulthood: Cognitive Development

    Adulthood: Cognitive Development
    Here is a 3d rendering project that i did for work as an architect. I am developing my expertise in the field.
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    Late Adulthood

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    Late Adulthood - Biosocial Development

    During this time, Disease becomes more of a concern. For example, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, dementia, and/or diabetes become almost evident. Also, i will tend to spend more time in bed along with eventually losing my driving privaledges. Nutrition and exercise become even more important. Also, my physical appearance will start showing more signs of aging and my senses will start to go. I may even develop cataracts or glaucoma. Morbidity becomes a reality also.
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    Late Adulthood - Cognitive Development

    During this time, my memory will begin to go, even more than it already has. The processes within my brain will slowdown and cause me to react more slowly. Ageism will become an issue in which I must deal with. Also, Dementia/alzheimer's disease will definitely become a worry. Also, as i age, i will begin to need more medication and will in turn have to worry about being overmedicated by my doctors.
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    Late Adulthood - Psychosocial Development

    During this time, i will have to learn to cope with retirement and figure out things to do to keep myself busy. I may have to deal with my spouse going before i do, which may be very trying. I will have grandchildren in which i will cherish and spoil. Also, when my health starts to go and i am not able to be as independent, my family will have to decide whether to put my in a nursing home or take care of me themselves. Eventuall i will die.
  • Late Adulthood Event - Psychosocial Development

    my first grandchild will be born
  • Late Adulthood Event - Biosocial Development

    My eyesight has worsened and i find out that i have glaucoma and in turn lose my driver's license
  • Late Adulthood Event - Cognitive Development

    i can't remeber who my son is when he comes to visit me in the nursing home