Biological Process Age: Birth-24 months I was born February 29, 1988. I had blond hair and blue eyes. Phenotype: (Santrock, 2012). At 6 month old I was able to walk. Locomotion (Santrock, 2012)
Cognitive Process Age: Birth-24 months Showing emotions with parents interactions. Primary emotions: include surprise, interest, joy, anger, sadness, fear, and disgust (Santrock, 2012).
Socioemotional Process Age: Birth-24 months I looked up to my older brother and would follow his actions and where ever he would go. I was a social butterfly and very easy going at this age. Temperament (Santrock, 2012). Chess and Thomas’ classification Easy child (Santrock, 2012).
BIOLOGICAL PROCESS AGE: 2-5 years At the age of two I would have been considered a runner, or I would dart off into the street. I was very energetic and was like an energizer bunny. Autonomy versus shame and doubt (Santrock, 2012). Traits that would describe me would be: athletic, a good person, and happy. Self esteem Self concept
Cognitive process age 2-5 years Started talking age 2 ½ years of age Started Pre-school Learned Hand motions Songs Arts and crafts Follow directions Socially active with other students Early childhood process of development (Santrock, 2012)
Socioemotional process age: 2-5 years Felt I fit in with other classmates Erickson’s theory; intuition versus guilt. Wanting to be like my dad Mimicking my fathers actions Social Cognitive theory (Santrock, 2012)
Biological process age: 6-11 years Very athletic and engaged in sports. Sports included: football, swim team, and baseball. Growing at a slower rate than my friends. Physical descriptions
Cognitive process age:6-11 years Started in public school. I had difficult reading capabilities. This caused difficulty in school. Enrolled in speech and reading classes. Industry versus inferiority (Santrock, 2012)
Socioemotional process age: 6-11 years Felt I was part of the “cool” or the “in” crowed. Thought I had my first girlfriend. Entry to romantic attractions and affiliations (Santrock, 2012).
Biological process age: 12-15 years Overweight I would have considered myself “chubby”. Overweight children (Santrock, 2012) (American academy of Children, 2011). Still playing football. Made the basketball team because of increased athletic capabilities. Adolescents health (Santrock, 2012) Finally reaching puberty at a late age. The growth from puberty helped with being overweight. Sexual mutation, height, and weight (Santrock, 2012)
Cognitive process age: 12-15 years Enrolled into public high school. Got out of reading classes. Used note cards to block from seeing any other lines while reading. I was able to focus on the information I was absorbing. Information process theory (Santrock, 2012). Started taking on responsibilities on the dairy. Vygotsky’s theory of sociocultural approach/activities (Santrock, 2012).
Socioemotional process age:12-15 years Felt I was overweight “Chubby” and was shy around girls. Body image (Santrock, 2012). Felt I was left out of the family because I was the middle child. To receive attention I joined dance class. Was made fun of because of my late puberty and high voice while being in high school.
Biological process age: 16-19 years Still playing football/ increasing in athletic capability. Gaining muscle mass and weight. Started balding.
Cognitive process age: 16-19 Figured out the best way for me to learn. Became more organized in my studies Got accepted into college. Started focusing on health as my area of study. My family no longer owned a dairy and had to look elsewhere for a future career. Crisis development change (Santrock, 2012).
Socioemotional process age: 16-19 Finally filling more self confident. I now like my body image Social contact with peers First real girlfriend. Long distance relationship Consolidating dyadic romantic bonds (Santrock, 2012) Met my future wife. Secure attachment style (Santrock, 2012)
Biological process 20’s Loss of weight slimming back down after football. Able to perform different exercise types because of athletic nature. Seeing more definition in muscle. Now there is more lean muscle than bulk muscle. Exercising and dieting (Santrock, 2012)
Cognitive process 20’s I was accepted into my Masters program. Enjoyed solving critical problems at work. Higher level of formal operational thinking (Santrock, 2012) Understanding how my body reacts to new exercises. Improving work flow at work. Completed leadership classes.
Socioemotional process 20’s I got married on April 22, 2012. Sternberg’s triangular theory of love (Santrock, 2012 Began to be more religious. Connecting my life more to God and spirituality.
Biological process 40’s Slowing of metabolism. Loss of appetite compared to when I was in my twenties. With the slowing of my metabolism, my body will not be craving as much food intake. Will start to take longer getting my body going in the morning. Not be able to jump out of bed and go. Takes longer to wake up.
Cognitive process 40’s Supervisor Have my own team and lead. Middle adulthood (Santrock, 2012) Manager Look over whole facility. Parenting adolescent children. Authoritative parenting (Santrock, 2012).
Socioemotional process 40’s Children reaching late adolescents. Children now will be in high school. Children entering early adult hood. Children going off to college. Children bringing home significant others.
Biological process 50’s I will start to have more health issues including: muscle decreasing Less energy Needing more sleep I am sure my lack of sleep will catch up to me around this time of my life.
Cognitive process 50’s Changing relationships with peers. Coping with new stressors that come with my age and lifestyle changes. Looking at life in a different manner. Understanding that now I will have less year ahead of me in the physical life than I do behind me. Religion and health, lifestyle issues/social networks/coping with stress (Santrock, 2012).
Socioemotional process 50’s Becoming more selective with my friends. Starting to find my inner circle of friends. Finding attachments to friends and families with common economical issues. Socioemotional selectivity theory (Santrock, 2012).
Biological process 60’s Start to have chronic arthritis. Knees Wrist Chronic disorders (Santrock, 2012).
Cognitive process 60’s Start to think about retirement. Life changing events How am I going to stay active? Activity theory (Santrock, 2012) Volunteer work (Dulin, Gavala, Stephens, Kostick & McDonald, 2012). What will benefit myself and my spouse? (Renzulli, 2013).
Socioemotional process 60’s Building better relationships with people. Age and happiness (Santrock, 2012). Social relationships being happiness. (Dulin, Gavala, Stephens, Kostick & McDonald, 2012).
Biological process 70’s Health decreasing from lower levels of activity. Less physical activity Less social activities (Weisser, 2014).
Cognitive process 70’s Looking for my sense of meaning in life from religion. Higher levels of: self-esteem, satisfaction, and optimism (Santrock, 2012). Staying mentally active. Brain games (Evers, Klusmann, Schwarzer & Heuser, 2011).
Socioemotional process 70’s Reflect on life. Past experiences How successful was I? Integrity versus despair (Santrock, 2012). Grandchildren reaching adulthood. Relationship with grandchildren and/or great grandchildren.
Biological process 80’s and beyond Start to loose bone tissues. Osteoporosis losing bone/muscle (Santrock, 2012). Having to stay active. My body is going to want to rest and will be weaker than before. (Weisser, 2014).
Cognitive process 80’s and beyond Using religion to help with health disparities. Anxiety Depression Health outcomes Quality of life (Chen & Haung, 2012).
Socioemotional process 80’s and beyond Understanding that I will be challenged with death. Possible friends death Possible spouse death Grieving of family members and friends deaths. How I will react to the death of loved ones? Dimensions of grieving (Santrock, 2012).
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