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Lifespan Some characteristics and things that an individual goes through with each point in the lifespan. by Mind Map: Lifespan Some characteristics and things that an individual goes through with each point in the lifespan.

1. 4. Middle Childhood

1.1. School was a huge focus for me during these years and from here on.

1.1.1. Middle Childhood - Physical Development Growing is no longer so intense, it slows down and becomes steady. Muscles form and develop more so while fat is lost. Gross motor skills and fine motor skills continue to be improved.

1.1.2. Middle Childhood - Cognitive Development CONSERVATION! This is a big one, kids finally understand that the same amount of liquid does not change just due to the glass it is in. Multiple perspectives can no be taken into account. Logical operations are learned and applied. Memory and language improve.

1.1.3. Middle Childhood - Social / Personality Development A sense of self becomes discovered and differentiated. Moral problems are approached based off of what society sees as right and wrong. Self-esteem grows, social comparison is used to comprehend one's on identity. Kids play and associate with the same sex rather than opposite.

2. 5. Adolescence

2.1. Teen years are always fun. Hormones, growth, friendships, school, etc. As a teen I focused on school, had a few close friends, and cheered for my high school.

2.1.1. Adolescence - Physical Development Girls hit puberty earlier than guys do. Sexual characteristics develop. Secondary sexual characteristics develop as well.

2.1.2. Adolescence - Cognitive Development ABSTRACT thought! Egocentrism, teenagers think everyone is always looking at them. "Oh no, I have a zit, everyone will notice!" Relative not absolute thinking is typical.

2.1.3. Adolescence - Social / Personality Development Self-concept become more accurate and seems to reflect what others perceptions are. Identity definition is a big role of adolescence and their social/personality development. Sexuality and preferences.

3. 6. Early Adulthood

3.1. This time consists of college, military, finding love, gaining world experience.

3.1.1. Early Adulthood - Physical Development Physical abilities peak, strength, sense, coordination, all of these are the best during this time of the lifespan. Growth for the most part is finished. Obesity and other health concerns are apparent and need to be watched for and taken care of.

3.1.2. Early Adulthood - Cognitive Development Thought is flexible due to world experiences that have been accumulated. Long term goals like family and career are taking a larger role in life.

3.1.3. Early Adulthood - Social / Personality Development Intimate relationships are formed, commitment is important. Attachment styles that were formed earlier on now play a role. Stress and divorce are possible to occur due to marriage and children.

4. 9. Death and Dying

4.1. There are different stages everyone including myself goes through.

4.1.1. Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance.

4.2. Assisted suicide, living wills, dying at the hospital, dying with at home care, there are many ways to go.

4.3. Mourning and grieving.

5. 7. Middle Adulthood

5.1. Midlife crisis is what is expected when people think middle adulthood. However, there is a lot more that is involved with middle adulthood than a midlife crisis.

5.1.1. Middle Adulthood - Physical Development Physical changes are occurring, vision and hearing decline. Height reaches peak and actually begins to decline. Certain health risks and factors can have a play on this as well. Osteoporosis has a huge role in women's lives at this time in life. Menopause for women and men have to deal with their climacteric which brings gradual changes in reproductive systems.

5.1.2. Middle Adulthood - Cognitive Development Loss of cognitive functioning occurs occasionally but usually holds steady.

5.1.3. Middle Adulthood - Social / Personality Development Midlife crisis' usually don't occur. Family relationships can be difficult regardless of whether marital satisfaction is high or not. Focus on career becomes more for inner satisfaction rather than outward ambition.

6. 1. Conception and Birth

6.1. I was born on September 22, 1993 in my home in a small town in Idaho.

6.1.1. Conception - Physical Development Fertilization occurs; Embryonic stage after the germinal stage (fertilization) occurs and the organs grow. Fetal stage is when the health can be affected by the mothers choices.

6.1.2. Conception - Cognitive Development Mothers choices like tobacco, alcohol, and drug use can have a toll on the babies development cognitively.

6.1.3. Conception - Social / Personality Development Genetics have a role in personality traits (some of them anyways). Substance abuse, like alcohol abuse, can lead to poor and negative effects on the child, like alcohol fetal syndrome which can lead to poor social development.

7. 2. Infancy and Toddlerhood

7.1. I was a bit behind some toddlers here, I did not speak until I was almost five. I was smart, I would just point at what I wanted, and always got it. My parents had to start threatening me that I could not go to school, I began speaking in full sentences.

7.1.1. Infancy and Toddlerhood - Physical Development Children begin to gain weight and grow in height. Grasping, picking objects up, crawling wiggling, pushing, and even walking all occur during this stage. Vision and hearing develop.

7.1.2. Infancy and Toddlerhood - Cognitive Development Object permanence is beginning to be understood and representation is used. Babbling and cooing, language skills are developing immensely.

7.1.3. Infancy and Toddlerhood - Social / Personality Development Different temperaments, some infants can be considered easy, difficult, slow to warm, etc. Facial expressions, empathy, and attachment styles all begin.

8. 3. Preschool Years

8.1. I never went to preschool, but I still had my preschool years. I was constantly running around, but mostly into things, at this age.

8.1.1. Preschool Years - Physical Development Brain is growing larger during this time in life. Motor skills, both gross and fine, are developing quickly. Kids can play catch, ball, run, use utensils while eating, and the legendary one, learn to tie their shoes. Handedness is developed as well.

8.1.2. Preschool Years - Cognitive Development Egocentric thinking begins, children start viewing things from their own perspective. Language improves, sentences are improving, vocabulary is growing, etc. Intuitive thought begins.

8.1.3. Preschool Years - Social / Personality Development Self-concepts and sense of gender are formed. Friendships begin to form based off of interests and trust.Social skills and play become important and more constructive.

9. 8. Late Adulthood

9.1. Growing old isn't exactly a good thing in our society, however, it made me feel more alive than ever.

9.1.1. Late Adulthood - Physical Development Brain and organs like the heart shrink and quit pumping as much blood. Reactions slow and the body becomes much slower. Chronic diseases become common.

9.1.2. Late Adulthood - Cognitive Develpoment Memory declines even though learning is possible.

9.1.3. Late Adulthood - Social / Physical Development Personality traits are stable however they can change. RETIREMENT! Woo woo! Stresses from living arrangements, loss of spouse, health issues, etc.