Some Patterns of Human Development
In Western Society

 

Birth-1

2-3

4-6

7-12

13-18

19-26

26-40

40-55

55-65

65-75

75-84
 85+
 
Infant
Toddler
Early Childhood
Late Childhood
Adolescence
Adult Transition
Early Adulthood
Middle Adulthood
Later Adulthood
Young Old
Old
Old Old
Freud's Psycho-
sexual Stages

Oral
Anal
Phallic
Latency
Genital
 Freud's psychosexual stages do not extend beyond adolescence.
Erikson's Psycho-
social Stages
Trust
v. Mistrust

Is the world safe?
Autonomy v. Shame-Doubt

Can I do things myself?
Initiative
v. Guilt

Am I good or bad?
Industry
v. Inferiority

Am I competent?
Ego Identity v. Role Confusion

Who am I?
Intimacy
v. Isolation

Can I share my life with another?
Generativity
v. Self-Absorption

Can I contribute to the future?
Integrity v. Despair
Wisdom

Has my life been worthwhile?
Piaget's Cognitive Stages
Sensori-Motor
Preoperational
Concrete Operational
Formal Operational
 Piaget's cognitive stages do not extend beyond adolescence
Family & Inter-
personal

Basic attachment to caregivers

"Stranger Anxiety" (9-20 mo.)

 Quasi-social play  Same-Sex "Chums"
Dating
Leaving Family Home
Marriage
Parenthood
"Empty Nest"
 
Loss of spouse
 
Work   Preschool? 
Going to School
Going to School
Career Prep-Entry
Building a Career
Peak Earnings
Early Retirement
     
Physical      
 Puberty
     Menopause        
Language - Literacy
babbling 6 mo
"Mama" 12 mo

3-50 words by 18 mo. 

Simple
sentences

900 words by 24 mo.

 More complex sentences
10,000 words by 6 yo
 Reading

~ 40,000 words by 10-11 yo
               

             

Vincent W. Hevern 2004, 2014