Lifespan Psychology Timeline

  • Prenatal Development and Birth

    My mom worked a lot of hours throughout her entire pregnancy, but she took great care of her health. I tried to come four months early, but they stopped it and I only came about a month early. My mom always tells me how her cat loved me before I was born because she always slept on my mom's stomach when she was pregnant with me.
  • First 2 Years: Biosocial

    First 2 years; Biosocial
    I was always considered underweight, but I was breastfed and had good health. Based on my birthweight I was developing as I should and I was overall a happy child.
  • First 2 Years: Cognitive

    First two years; Cognitive
    I grew up around kids that were always a few years older than me because my Aunt Cathy took care of me for the first three years of my life while my mom worked. Due to this my mom explained to me that I was always asking intelligent questions for my age; in both the way I asked and what I asked about. She said I always acted older than I really was because I was always around older kids and that's what I learned from.
  • First 2 Years: Psychosocial

    First two years; Psychosocial
    I was always extraordinarily shy as a child. When I was about two years old I was at the bank with my mom and the bankteller said hi to me. I cried and hid behind my mom's legs because I was scared. I loved being around people, but only people I knew and was comfortable with.
  • Play Years: Biosocial

    Ages 2-6; Biosocial
    Kids never want to eat their vegetables. I just remember sitting at the dinner table for hours waiting for my vegetables to disappear. There were many times when I would curl up and fall asleep in the chair and my parents would eventually send me off to bed.
  • Play Years: Cognitive

    Ages 2-6; Cognitive
    I always caught onto things quick as a kid. I loved learning. My parents had me take pre-school twice because they didn't want me to start kindergarten early, especially since I was still extremely shy.
  • Play Years: Psychosocial

    Ages 2-6; Psychosocial
    I was still extremely shy so my parents put me in dance and soccer to try and make friends my own age. I grew up around a lot of adults so I was more mature for my age (I've been told), so I had a difficult time trying to connect with kids my own age.
  • Middle Childhood: Biosocial

    Ages 6-11; Biosocial
    I had good hygiene and eating habits as a young child because my parents were always strict when it came to that. I just remember being so proud that my picture was up on the bulletin board in my dentist office for so long because I had never had any cavities.
  • Middle Childhood: Cognitive

    Ages 6-11 Cognitive
    I never participated in class but I knew what I was doing. My teachers always told my parents I was smart, but I kept the answers to myself. I remember when 9/11 happened; I still remember I was in third grade right in the middle of taking a spelling test. I loved reading and spelling, and at the time didn't understand what was going on.
  • Middle Childhood: Psychosocial

    Ages 6-11; Psychosocial
    I have always put others before myself and wanted to save everyone and everything. When I was about ten or eleven years old I was at my grandparents house up north and another girl and I found a mouse that was hurt. We nursed it back to health and took care of it for three days while we were there.
  • Adolescence: Biosocial

    Ages 11-18; Biosocial
    On my very first day of high school I called my mom before school to see if I could wear make-up because I wanted to fit in. I was always skinny and small in size so kids thought I was anorexic; I thought if I wore make-up that would be one less thing to worry about.
  • Adolescence: Cognitive

    Ages 11-18; Cognitive
    When I was a freshman in high school I unfortunately lost a friend to cancer. I grew up with Jeremy in elementary school. After going through such a difficult time and watching the pain he went through I wondered about God. I wondered why He would put such a wonderful kind-hearted kid through so much pain. I questioned many things during that time. Also, the day before he passed away Jeremy said he had a dream and he saw Jesus; I still wonder about this.
  • Adolescence: Psychosocial

    Ages 11-18; Psychosocial
    Unfortunately, when I was a junior in high school my father moved out. Not long after my parents decided to get a divorce. Due to this life-changing event I became extremely withdrawn at first. I didn't want to do anything, say anything, or talk about anything. I never wanted to hangout with friends and I never wanted to go to dance, which I had loved since I was a kid. Luckily, I overcame this over time,
  • Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial

    Ages 18-25; Biosocial
    As a kid I was always told I was OCD, but even more so now. People are always telling me that I really do have OCD. For example, in my planner I had a different color highlighter for every thing. I had pink for dance, yellow for one job, orange for school, blue for my second job, and green for my third job. OCD tendencies follow me everywhere though, that's just one example.
  • Late Adulthood: Psychosocial

    Ages 65 and up; Psyhosocial
    I believe that I will work longer than I actually need to simply because I won't want to retire and feel as if I'm bored (even if I only work part-time). I could also see myself volunteering and doing house activities in my newly acquired spare time. I have volunteered as a young adult and love it, so I'm sure I will still be interested, especially with the extra time I will have on my hands.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive

    Ages 18-25; Cognitive
    For someone in this age range I have really good time management. I actually stress myself out thinking I have a lot more to do that what I actually have in reality. I hate procrastinating, and will turn down going out on a Monday or Tuesday night because I can't fathom not doing my homework those days.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial

    Ages 18-25; Psychosocial
    I'm extremely close with my mom. She has an amazing balance between being a mom and being a friend as well. I talk to her about almost everything; including my relationship which is more serious than any others in the past.
  • Adulthood: Biosocial

    Ages 25-65; Biosocial
    Over those forty years I can see myself having children early on, as time progresses I will slowly show signs of aging. Although, if I have my mom's genes I'll still look younger than I actually am. I expect to gain a little bit of weight after having kids, but nothing to significant.
  • Adulthood: Cognitive

    Ages 25-65; Cognitive
    I expect to acquire/maintain both types of intelligence throughout this time span. I will be using my brain for my career because I plan on becoming an accountant, and after I retire I plan on reading frequently so I can maintain my brain's knowledge and plasticity. I will continue to educate myself because learning is a neverending process.
  • Adulthood: Psychosocial

    Ages 25-65; Psychosocial
    I plan on staying in the same career field, business, but not necessarily the same exact job as an accountant. You never know what may come your way in the future, so I won't avoid a change in careers because there is such a wide range in the business field. I plan to stay close in touch with my mom, brother, and a few close friends and cousins. I also plan to get married and be committed to a significant other.
  • Late Adulthood: Biosocial

    Ages 65 and up. Biosocial
    At this time I believe I will definitely show signs of wear and tear simply because I spent so many years dancing, and doing extra activties that may cause wear and tear in the future. I also think that I will fit into the stereotype for people in my age range in that I would probably paticipate in elderly activities such as bingo and water aerobics.
  • Late Adulthood: Cognitive

    Ages 65 and up; Cognitive
    I don't believe that I will particularly have diseases such as dementia or alzheimer's because they don't run in my family, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't happen to me. I do feel as though I would take classes or receive extra help in training to keep my mind's knowledge current and to keep myself healthy.
  • Death and Dying

    At some point everyone's life is brought to an end. I recently went to see a psychic (whether I believe in them or not I have yet to decide) and she claimed I would live until I was 84 years old. If that is the case 2077 is when I will pass away. Although, according to the life expectancy calculator I wll live until I am 93, which will be the year 2086. Of course I may live significantly longer or shorter than that as well. As I said before you never know what life will throw at you!