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Lifespan Map by Mind Map: Lifespan Map

1. Infancy

1.1. "Freud has shown one thing very clearly: that we only forget our infancy by burying it in the unconscious; and that the problems of this difficult period find their solution under a disguised form in adult life." -Herbert Read

1.1.1. Physical Basic Reflexes are established such as the rooting reflex, swimming reflex and the gag reflex. Motor Development is established. Starting with Gross Motor Skills and moving to fine motor skills like sitting up and walking. Sensory Inputs are also developed

1.1.2. Cognitive Gain simple reflexes Coordination and beginning of understanding of using several approaches to produce a desired event. Symbolic Thought Begin to Speak

1.1.3. Social Smile Emotion/ Social Regerencing Attachment

2. Preschool Years

2.1. "We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today." ~Stacia Tauscher

2.1.1. Physical More refined gross and fine motor skills. I learn to ride a bike, using silverware, and creating art projects. Was Toilet Trained Developed my handedness of being right handed

2.1.2. Cognitive Began using more words in my language My Intuitive thought process increased as I asked more questions about the world around me

2.1.3. Social Started playing make believe with girls my age Increased my ability to play cooperatively with others

3. Middle Childhood

3.1. "The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give." ~Ellen Glasgow

3.1.1. Physical Learned how to type on a keyboard Start mastering swimming, riding a bike, and skiling

3.1.2. Cognitive Begin to study science and use more logic and reasoning to understand questions Increase in memory both working and long term and begin to establish encoding tactics to remember Started taking Spanish classes and develop bilingualism Reading advanced

3.1.3. Social Had a group of close friends Social Status as school began to affect self esteem and confidence

4. Adolescence

4.1. "Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility." - Terri Apter

4.1.1. Physical My body begins to develop and I begin to gain weight Start puberty

4.1.2. Cognitive Begin to question how I look and start to work out and watch my eating to control those things Start to use formal reasoning when solving problems Start to question my actions and feel as though I am being judged by everyone around me. Self doubt increases

4.1.3. Social Begin to argue with my parents and try to become more independent Have my first boyfriend and fall in love for the first time Start trying to connect more with my high school friends Trying to figure out who I am and what I like and do not like about myself.

5. Early Adulthood

5.1. "One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them." - Virginia Woolf

5.1.1. Physical Start to focus more on diet and exercise and taking care of my body I become more concerned with school and start to stress out about my future

5.1.2. Cognitive Life challenges force me to start thinking and solving problems using metaphores and analogies to help myself relate to others and use their experiences to solve my challenges My emotional intelligence heightens and I am better able to control and assess my own emotions and others Go to college and begin to study and plan for my future career

5.1.3. Social I plan to fall in love and get married in this stage and start to place a large focus on my friends and starting my own life. Try to find that work life balance

6. Middle Adulthood

6.1. "I think everything happens for a reason and all the things that happened to me - good, bad - I'm glad they did. It's made me ready for life, for adulthood." - Freddy Adu

6.1.1. Physical My vision and hearing begins to decline Increase in heath problems as my circulatory system becomes weaker with lower levels of LDLs and higher HDLs. Decline in muscle mass and an increase in fat and fibers Medopause

6.1.2. Cognitive Decline in processing impulses and fluid intelligence Stabilization of Crystallized Intelligence Slowing down of both sensory memory and short-term memory

6.1.3. Social Midlife Crisis - begin questioning life decisions Work satisfaction and accomplishment. Increase my community involvement and focus on encouraging future generations

7. Late Adulthood

7.1. "I like the idea of growing old gracefully and full of wrinkles... like Audrey Hepburn." - Natalie Imbruglia

7.1.1. Physical My hair turns grey and thin. The face and body becomes wrinkled. Begin to become shorter. Heath declines as my internal organs become weaker both physical and psychological Sight, sound, taste and smell become weaker

7.1.2. Cognitive Many intellectual abilities decline such as numeric, verbal and perceptual Episodic memories begin to decline,

7.1.3. Social I hope to retire at this age and find more time to travel and be with family and friends Accomplish ego transience and become closer with family and friends as a way to cope with aging and accept death eventually Spread my wisdom of my life experiences and try to help others through what I have learned in my life

8. Death and Dying

8.1. "Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely." - Buddha

8.1.1. Physical At this stage of my life I would like to live a long and heathy life and be able to plan for this moment and be able to say goodbye to both family and friends.

8.1.2. Cognitive I hope that that I am able to be strong enough to decide how I would like to go, and that I am able to not be in a hospital but be at home.

8.1.3. Social Before I go I hope that I am able to talk with both family and friends and find a way to minimize their greif as much as possible.