Timeline Project for Psychology

By blackc
  • Prenatal Development and Birth

    I was born 24 days later than expected. I weighed 8 lbs and my length was 21 inches.
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    The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development

    -Christmas of 2005, I woke up and was told to go open presents but when my mom left the room I got upset and ran after her instead of opening presents.
    -Right before my second birthday, after successfully counting to ten, I clapped and exclaimed "yay!", as if knowing I did a good job.
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    The First Two Years: Biosocial Development

    -During these first two years, I grew in weight and in length/height, slept less hours each day, and developed my five primary senses.
    -By Christmas time, I was able to crawl on my own. This falls in the normal range of 8 to 10 months.
    -My senses of smelling, tasting, and touching rapidly developed. In September of 1995, I had several experiences where I scooped pudding or cool-whip out of the container and got it all over my face!
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    The First Two Years: Cognitive Dvelopment

    -According to my mom, before I turned one month old, I sucked on my binky almost all the time.
    -Around Christmas time, I had a picture with Santa. During this photo-op, I kept grasping and tugging on Santa's beard. There is even a photo of me doing it. This demonstrates "New adaptation and anticipation" because I deliberately was tugging on Santa's beard.
    -When I was around one years old, I would giggle and babble a lot, especially when my mom or dad was talking to me.
  • First Spoken Words

    My first word was "Hi." My mom said that after learning this word, any time anyone would pass my crib or just pass me in general, I would say hi every time, to anyone. Also, when I was just over a year old, my grandma and my aunt thought it would be funny to teach me a few curse words and then sent me off to say them to my dad. It was successful, and soon I was running around my grandma's house saying "shit" repeatedly.
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    Early Childhood: Biosocial Development

    -By the summer of 1997, I was able to ride and pedal a tricycle all by myself.
    -My family used to own a cabin at Higgins Lake. In the lake we had a dock with a small ladder/staircase into the water. I was able to climb up out of the water all by myself.
    -In 1998, I started gymnastics and was able to accomplish backwards somersaults.
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    Early Childhood: Psychosocial Development

    -When I was three, I got very sick. Due to chemotherapy, I lost all of my hair. This is one reason why I always wore dresses at this age, to identify that I was still a girl even with no hair. One time, I was even made fun of and told I looked like a boy since I had no hair. This was very upsetting to me.
    -When I was sick in the hospital, I had formed a friendship with a girl named Katie. We became very close and enacted in sociodramatic play often.
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    Early Childhood: Cognitive Development

    -When I was 3, my baby sister was born. When she first came home, there were a lot of new rules and things I wasn't supposed to do with my sister. Whenever I was told not to do something, I always asked "Why?"
    -Also at age three, I thought my baby sister (who was three months at the same time) was three years old, just like I was. I had an arguement with my mom about my sister and I being the same age, and my mom had to explain that if she was 3 years, she'd be big like me.
  • Halloween 1997

    Halloween 1997
    Halloween in Motts Children's Hospital
  • Christmas 1997

    Christmas 1997
    Christmas time with my sister when I was three and she was just born
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    Middle Childhood: Biosocial Development

    -Around age 6 or 7, I learned how to ride a bicycle without any training wheels.
    -In early childhood and the beginning of middle childhood, I did not always listen and brush my teeth enough, which resulted in many cavities. However, moving through middle childhood I started to take better care of my health and brushed my teeth more, resulting in less cavities.
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    Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development

    -One thing I remember about elementary school was that I was a good speller. I learned how to use mnemonic devices and so I always did well on spelling tests.
    -I also really enjoyed reading. I liked reading the Goosebumps books in elementary school and then Sweet Valley Twins books in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.
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    Middle Childhood: Psychosocial Development

    -When I reached this age, like many children, I had weekly chores and an allowance.
    -I also was involved with dance after school, and I was required to keep track of being prepared for class every day.
    -During the second grade, I became part of a "club" of friends. We all had matching t-shirts and set rules for being in the club. I joined a different "club" again in fourth grade with similar expectations.
  • Second Grade

    Second Grade
  • Dance Competition

    Dance Competition
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    Adolescence: Biosocial Development

    -In 2007, at age 13, I started my first menstrual cycle, and thus began puberty.
    -Because of puberty, I had a growth spurt. This is when my scoliosis first became apparent.
    -As I grew older, my breasts and hips grew larger/wider.
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    Adolescence: Cognitive Development

    -During middle school, whenever I had a pimple or something, I always thought it was much bigger and that everyone who looked at me noticed it, when really no one noticed it at all.
    -In middle school, I also witnessed cyberbullying. A lot of girls liked to text each other, spreading rumors and pictures of each other to bully and gossip.
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    Adolescence: Psychosocial Development

    -During the year 2009, in eighth grade, I got my first boyfriend.
    -In the beginning of high school, I would bicker with my mom a lot, but our relationship only got stronger.
  • Freshman Homecoming

    Freshman Homecoming
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    Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial Development

    -After going away to college, I have become a lot more conscientious of my health. Now I have to take it into my own hands. When I grocery shop, I have started to pick a lot healthier snacks like cheese and crackers or veggies and fruit rather than brownies and pastries.
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    Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive Development

    -Currently 19 years old, I am going to college at Grand Valley State University.
    -In college, I have really become stronger in my faith. I now take it into my own hands and seek my faith on my own, instead of doing what my family is doing.
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    Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

    -I have now been with my current boyfriend for three years.
    -I often look to my mom and stepdad for help, whether it be financial or advice.
  • Senior Prom

    Senior Prom
  • Last Small Group Bible Study

    Last Small Group Bible Study
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    Adulthood: Biosocial Development

    -I will develop wrinkles on my skin
    -I may get arthritis in my knuckles, as it runs in my family
    -I will go through menopause
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    Adulthood: Cognitive Development

    -My intelligence will become specialized in Oncology and Nursing.
    -My short-term memory will begin to decline.
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    Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

    -I will be married
    -I will have children
    -I will be content in my career
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    Late Adulthood: Biosocial Development

    -According to the death predictor, I will live to be 87 based on my decisions. I hope to live that long, possibly even longer.
    -My health will decline
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    Late Adulthood: Cognitive Development

    -It is possible that I will develop Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, as they run in my dad's side of the family.
    -I hope that I will not develop any form of dementia and can plan and be an active thinker.
    -I would like to involved myself in activities such as still teaching ballet or being a Cecchetti examiner.
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    Late Adulthood: Psychosocial Development

    -Hopefully I will still be married to my husband.
    -I hope I will still volunteer at the hospital like my grandma does.
    -I hope that I will be able to assist frail elderly with their ADLs if I am able to do them myself.
  • My Death

    My Death
    The death age prediction estimated my death to be at age 87. -I hope to have a Christian funeral, but I want laughs and dancing.
    -Around that age, my husband, if he is still alive, will be my health care proxy. If he is dead, my oldest child will be my decider.
    -I hope to not be in hospice before death.