Psych Timeline

  • Prenatal Development Begins

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    Prenatal Development and Birth

    During this time period, I was conceived by my parents and began to grow in my mother's belly. Then I was born. I was premature about a month early. My acutal due date was supposed to be July 7.
  • End of the Germinal Period

    This period is the first 2 weeks of pregnancy and my mom did not even know she was pregnant with me yet.
  • End of the Enbryonic Period

    This period goes from the third to eigth week and it is when I actually started to resemble a human body structure.
  • Beginning of Fetal Period until Birth

    Beginning of Fetal Period until Birth
    This period goes from the ninth week until the birth of the baby. During this time I grew a ton and started to develop. For example, my genes determined that I was going to be female and formed certain sexual organs.
  • Birth of Melissa Turner

    Birth of Melissa Turner
    I was born on May 6, 1992 in Warren, MI. It was exciting day for my parents. My moms water broke and she was not expecting it because I was so early. I ended up being completely healthy weighing 5 pounds 2 ounces.
  • Bioscoial- Birth Weight and Growth

    The average baby weighs about 7 1/2 lbs at birth. Although I was only 5'2 lbs because I was premature. Growth is a big part of the biosocial development of babies. By the fourth week the baby usaully doubles his or her size and by their first birthday they triple their size. By 24 months most babies weigh about 30 lbs. All of these facts are the norm for babies in thier first two years of life.
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    The First Two Years: Biosocial Development

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    Cognitive Development

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    Psychosocial Development

  • Biosocial-Sleep

    Most new babies spend lots of time sleeping about 17 hours or more per day. Sleep is very imporant to their biosocial development. I slept a lot when I was a baby. My mom said she had to wake me up sometimes to feed me.
  • Cognitive- Sensorimotor Intelligence

    Infants learn through their sensory and motor skills. I learned when I was young through the things I could see or sense and started to get a better awareness of my surroundings. I loved bright colors.
  • Biosocial-Brain Development

    Biosocial-Brain Development
    The skull of the baby is very large because it must be large enough to hold to brain. By age two it is 75% of the adult weight. My brain was developing quickly. My mom said I was a very smart baby and seemed to catch on quick to things.
  • Biosocial-Experiences

    Experience-expectant means the child must experience certain things to develop correctly. I experiences love from my parents that helped me develop normally.
  • Biosocial-Sensation and Perception

    Certain senses and perceptions keep the babies develoment normal. I sensed a normal life from 2 great parents in a nice home that helped me develop normally.
  • Psychosocial Development- Synchrony

    When I was an infant I responded to my mother within a split second and vice versa. We had a special bond that most mothers have with their infants.
  • Psychosocial Development- Strange situation

    When I was an infant I was very attached to my mom and dad although if a stranger came around it was hard for me to feel comfortable because of the lack of attachment.
  • Cognitive- information processing

    Our brains begin to process the things we perceive and put things together into to learn and develop cognitively. My brain tried to put two things together to try and learn.
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    Biosocial- Play Years

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    Cognitive- Play Years

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    Psychosocial- Play Years

  • Biosocial- Body Changes

    Biosocial- Body Changes
    When I was this age I was growing a ton and needed to get my correct nutrition to do so.
  • Cognitive- Language

    This developed rapidly for me at this age. Young children learn languages easier than adults. I started talking a lot very young.
  • Biosocial-Brain Development

    My brain was developing a ton so I could learn certain motor skills.
  • Education- Cgonitvive

    Education- Cgonitvive
    As I played I learned more and more everyday as a child.
  • Psychosocial- Parents

    Psychosocial- Parents
    My parents were a big part of my life and helped me make the right choices as they raised me even as such a young child. The picture of them is kind of silly but it describes them. They are a funny couple and I love them.
  • Emotions- Psychosocial

    Emotions- Psychosocial
    I was starting form self-esteem during these years. Emotions started to develop a lot as I started to form feelings and surround myself around other people.
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    Biosocial- School Years

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    Cognitive- School Years

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    Psychosocial- School Years

  • Health- Biosocial

    Health and exercise is very important during this time because children grow more slowly. Although I was a little chunkier as a kid so I did not do very well in this category.
  • Building on Theory- Cognitive

    Children gain concrete thought and start to think more during this time period. I started to wonder about things and asked my parents lots of random questions as a kid.
  • Peers- Psychosocial

    Peers- Psychosocial
    Peers and pressure began to become a big influence during this time. As I started school I began to wonder what others thought about me and tried to fit in.
  • Families- Psychosoial

    My family provided a stabile home and promoted learning which helped me grow. My dad helped teach me how to read books and ride my bike while my mom cooked regular dinners and planned family outings.
  • Biosocial- Special Needs

    Many children learn about their special learning needs during this time. In second grade, I attended a reader class because I was struggling and it helped me get up to speed and now I am perfectly fine.
  • Education- Cognitive

    I began school and started to do well. I really liked school and making new friends while I learned.
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    Adolescence- Biosocial

    I began puberty and also was tempted by drugs.
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    Adolescence- Cognitive

    When I got to this age I started to think differently and began high school.
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    Adolescence- Psychosocial

    At this age I began to form my identity and tried figure out who I was as I began relationships and dealt with my emotions.
  • Cognitive- thinking

    I began to think differently as I was growing up and not so much a child anymore. I started to enjoy sports and not dolls so much anymore.
  • Biosocial- Puberty

    I gained some weight as a child then after I hit puberty I lost it all and became really small but healthy.
  • Psychosocial- Relationships

    Psychosocial- Relationships
    Boys became a huge inerest of mine. I started dating at 15 years old and 2 sort of serious boyfriends in high school. It was fun starting relationships.
  • Cognitive- Teaching

    I was in high school and I really enjoyed it. I had lots of friends, was a cheerleader and worked hard for my grades.
  • Biosocial- drugs

    Drugs were all around me. Some of my friends began to abuse them and they were a scary reality.
  • Psychosocial- Identity

    Psychosocial- Identity
    I tried to figure out who "Melissa" was during this time. I found out things I liked and disliked.
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    Biosocial- Emerging Adult

    I focused a lot on obtaining healthy habits and taking risks.
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    Cognitive- Emerging Adult

    I started to form my religon and continued my education through college.
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    Psychosocial- Emerging Adult

    By now my identity was achieved and I was begin the intimacy stage in life as I became emotionally stable.
  • Cognitive- Education

    I attended college to become a registered nurse the classes were tough but every minute was worth it to get me where I wanted to be.
  • Biosocial- Taking Risks

    Biosocial- Taking Risks
    I took a risk by going cliff jumping. It was very scary but I thought "hey I might as well do it while I'm young!"
  • Psychosocial- Intimacy

    I started dating a lot and finding out what I did and did not want in a man. It was like a roller coaster ride.
  • Cognitive- Religon

    Cognitive- Religon
    I began making church a weekly part of my schedule and started going to a bible study on sunday nights. This changed my life.
  • Biosocial- Health Habits

    I was in college at the time studying to be a nurse so healh is very important to me. I eorked very hard to exercise reguraly. I went running a few times a week and ate fairly healthy.
  • Psychosocial- Identity Achieved

    I still worked on my identity but I felt that the older and more mature I became the easier it was to figure out.
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    Adulthood- Biosocial

    In these years, I noticed my body start to age quicker and things just were not like they used to be. I also became even more aware of my health.
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    Adulthood- Cognitive

    I had lots of experience and had my career as a nurse but life was full of gains as well as losses during these years.
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    Adulthood- Psychosocial

    I found the man of my dreams got married and started a family.
  • Bisocial- Aging Process

    My growth had stops and I began to see wrinkles under my eyes and sun damage to my skin. I was no longer that little girl I used to be.
  • Psychosocial- Intimacy

    I met the man of my dreams in grad school. He was studying to be a dentist and a perfect gentleman. We got married this day. It was a christmas wedding.
  • Psychosocial- Generativity

    We had a little boy named Jamison on this day.
  • Psychosocial- Generativity

    Psychosocial- Generativity
    We had twin girls named Savannah and Ava on this day.
  • Psychosocial- Generativity

    We had a little boy named Landon on this day.
  • Cognitive- Intelligence

    I went to school for 6 years to gain my masters degree in nursing. I gained much knowledge from this and landed a great job.
  • Biosocial- Health

    As a nurse, I worked very hard to keep up on my health but still got sick every once and awhile. I had to make I ate very well and excercised a lot.
  • Cognitive- Gains and Losses

    You win some you lose some. I lost my bestfriend this year. It was so painful and hard to get through. Although with God's help I did and I don't understand why she had to leave but I trust God. Despite the losses there are many gains like my loving husband and 4 beautiful children.
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    Late Adulthood- Biosocial

    My appearance was changing a lot and I was aging due to a genetic clock.
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    Late Adulthood- Cognitive

    My brain couldn't process as much anymore and I began to value the past a lot.
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    Late Adulthood- Psychosocial

    I retired at the age of 60 and began to have more time with my family before I got frail and weak.
  • Biosocial- Senescence

    I was aging anf there was nothing I could do about but live in the present and enjoy my job which I still loved and my family that meant so much to me.
  • Psychosocial- Retirement

    Psychosocial- Retirement
    I retired this year and it was so nice to have a break from work and be able to focus on my family.
  • Biosocial- Aging

    Due to my body becoming old it would not last me like if I was young.
  • Cognitive- Value

    I learned to value the important things in life like my kids and I had to 2 grandchrildren. My huband died this year and it broke my heart but we had a long happy life together.
  • Cognitive- Information Processing

    I could not remember things like I used to like names of friends. Often at my assisted living home I would forget names of the caregivers.
  • Psychosocial- Frail

    I became frail from old age. I had weak joints and saggy skin. I started to go down hill a little bit.
  • Death

    I died on this day at my assisted living complex. I was sleeping and I just didn't wake up. It was very peaceful and I lived a long wonderful life full of hope and love that God, my family, friends and work all brought to me.