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AP Psychology Ch9/10

Gen Nacionales and Connor Gabriel

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{ ? Stage 1 - Trust vs. mistrust: When I was still a baby, it took me a while to learn that I'll eventually get fed, and that my mom will eventually meet my demands. Even if it's just to be in her presence. I read somewhere that this guy named Erikson who was a child psychologist, said that because my mom met my needs when I was young, I don't have feelings of abandonment. I also lack feelings of distrust. I didn't think the world was a big bad, scary horrible place and I can't depend on those who live in it. Father The Stages of My Modern Life THE END BEGINNING Prenatal Developement Early Childhood Conception
& Germinal Period Embryonic Period Fetal Period Mother & My parents decided it was time to settle
down and start a family! meet my parents... David Smith Anna Smith I started as a 1/175 inch single cell,
competing with millions of others just
like me. That's me, I won the race.
Believe it or not. My dad's sperm traveled up the fallopian tube and they made their way toward the Ovum (Egg) created by my mother. zygote My other sperm mates and I, finally reached the egg. It was a group effort to get through the first lair of the egg. Once the coating is broken down enough, a single sperm (Me) fertilized the egg. Creating a Zygote, this is when "Conseption" occured! Me, in my (zygote form) then went on a trek for about two weeks from the site of fertilization to the Uterus. I called this journey, "Germinal Period"! Along the way the zygote (me) divided and
made its way to the point of implant-
ation. Once I was there, I situated myself, by
attaching to the Uterus' wall. My outer portion (still a zygote) formed the placenta and Umbilical Cord. My inner portion began to
form as well, turning me into an Embryo. This is the end of my Germinal Period. My embryonic period began where
my Germinal period left off. I slowly look more and more like my
parents, growing to obtain the major
systems and organs. As you can see, I built my
Circulatory system first, because
it is going to be really
important in supporting
the rest of my organs! I know I may have looked a bit odd, with my head being so big. It is unperportional to the rest of my body because it is one of the first things to develope. Many people question why my
head grows the most first. It
creates more questions upon
whether or not I could have started to learn while I was in there! Me! Age: 2 weeks
- 2 months Eventually, there was a point of revelation. Everyone was constantly telling me that "it only gets better". They were right, I couldn't keep blaming myself on her passing, bad things happened, and I did everything I could to prevent it. It was just her time to go. By the end of about eight weeks
I finished this period in my
Prenatal Development. Then
I began to enter my Fetal Period! I continued to rapidly divide my cells,
assorting them more and more like a
human! Although, it was weird how different my mother and I coped with my grandma's death. I started this period right where I left off
in the Embryonic period. Around 8 weeks
old! In this stage I
started growing in
size! I grew in a
proximodistal fashion.
Which means from the
inside to the outside. So therefore my organs
developed and began to
function before my
hands and feet did! This is me, 60 days old, starting to look more and more like my parents!
Like I mentioned earlier, I grew from my head down. They
call this type of growth, "Cephalocaudally." I think this
occurs because the brain controls things like
locomotion, excretion, and other "mainly" lower
body functions. So it would only be logical to get
the "head honcho" up and running to be able to
control those sorts of things. Plus! At this age, who excretes!? Certainly not I!
I just leave that up to my mother, where she only
sends me what I need, so there is minimal waste! Soon I looked just like a human
baby, and my human
features became
visible! I became closer and closer to having my body be
capable of working on it's own! My skeletal system
was quite brittle but almost fully developed. From 2 months, to my
Birth! Me again! 16 weeks! 4 Stages of Grieving. numbness & yearning Despair & Resolution Kulber - Ross Next thing you know, by about 9
months old. I finally
came! Big and healthy
weighing at 6.5 lbs. I was more unstable and emotional than she was. Although, she was more prepared than I was. I was more of a wishful thinker and she's a realist. This was also the first time I've ever lost someone, Mother has lost her cousin and friend at various time in her life. While grandma was in critical care, we had some staff members visit us. They helped grandma realize that she's about to die, and helping her make her good-byes and to die with dignity. They also supported us with the coping process. They said they studied thanology: a study of death. Yawn 60 days Early Childhood Continued... There really wasn't much I could do, I just let myself be and luckily my mom was there, to guide me through the process. Birth to Age 1 The first year of Outside Life! Alot happens in this time! Since I was only a baby, I had to depend on my parents a lot. At 2 months I was able to raise my head. At 3 months, I was able to roll over and sit upright by myself. At 5.5 months I was able to sit alone. At 6 months I was able to stand holding furniture At 9 months I was able walk. But, only if my parents would support me by holding me upright. At 11.5 months I was able to stand by myself, without anyone holding me. And by the age of 1 year old, I finally learned how to walk alone. } { My
Development Age: 2-3 Age: 4-6 Age: 7-11 Age: 11-16 Although my motor development was "natural"
for a child for this age, it might have been strongly influenced by neglect, and lack of attention. So even the debate of Nature vs Nurture arises in Early childhood Physical developement. Physical
Developement My Brain Developement At Birth, my brain was about 1/4th the size of a fully grown brain. During this time I continued to grow outside of the womb, and I began to build my muscles by squirming a lot. And by the end of my first year my brain nearly doubled in
size! My Sensory and
Development At birth I could smell most
scents and sort through
some tastes. My sense of touch
and pain were
quite well
developed! Although
at birth my
sight was very
poor. Roughly
between 20/200
and 20/600 vision. By 6 months my
vision had
improved to about
a 20/100 perscription. By
is also
quite well
developed! As I developed in the womb, I had
considerable growth in the sensory
field of hearing. Which brings up the
controversial debate of Fetal learning: the
possibility of learning while I'm inside the womb. This age I am the
so called, "toddler"
driven to explore
the big wide world!!! Language Developement Parent Attatchment Cognitive Developement Moral Development Psychosocial Stage Language Developement Language Developement Language Developement Physical Developement Physical Developement Physical Developement Cognitive Developement Cognitive Developement Cognitive Developement Moral Development Moral Development Moral Development Moral Development Psychosocial Stage Psychosocial Stage Psychosocial Stage Psychosocial Stage This special attachment occurs
because of a growing bond between
child and caregiver. In my case, this
was between me and my parents. Scientists believe that I was born with
these biological and verbal abilities to
help reinforce this loving connection
between my caregivers and I. Although
some believe these actions are learnt
through imprinting, so the nature vs
nurture debate continues on! Imprinting is when I learn different
things within critical periods in my
life, this period is one of them! It is very important for attachment
that contact is formed, it has been
proven that skin to skin contact
affects emotional growth! I am
very lucky that I recieved lots! Levels of Attachment in Infants Securely attached: Being quite close to your parent
or significant other and using them as a safe place
when fear arises. Showing mild distress upon
seperation with gaurdians. Avoidant: Does not try to get close to the parent,
avoiding contact and treating them like a
stranger. Showing no distress upon serparation. Anxious/Ambivalent: Very upset when the parent
leaves the room, and upon return the child would
seek attention and then almost immediately show
dissaproval of it. 65% 25% 10% I fell into the securely attached catagory, thanks
to my parents, or maybe biology, will we ever know? When I was 2, I was able to use the words "good" and "bad" to see whether my actions were appropriate or not. Once, I saw two boys wrestling, and I asked my parents whether it was good or bad. I wanted to know if they actually fighting with each other, or just roughly playing. Oddly enough, they were just having fun; although, my parents told me that it may eventually lead to someone getting hurt. At this age, I began the sensorimotor
stage of my cognitive developement.
I really strived to explore and develope
Schemas through my primary senses
and motor activities. And this was the start of my preconventional level, where from this point until I was a teenager, All morals I have, are based on me (so I was pretty self-centered), and how one day, I'll able to steal the cookies from the cookie jar and get away with it. How when I'm a teenager I can sneak out at night to go to a party and be back in time tomorrow morning with my parents not knowing I stole the car. Basically, I do what satifies my wants. Eventually, I'll learn proper morals through punishment, and rewards. The Schemas are my most basic level
of intellect, and I roam around creat-
-ing them. These Schemas grow, as I
grow and develope with my experience. For example I learnt that when I say
"DaDa" my parents would clap and
smile! This new Schema would
eventually develope as I learnt to
use the name "Dada" and apply it to
get attention of my father. I was given a toy when I was about 6
months old, and there were all these
buttons on the toy. Each button had
unique textures and feelings. I explored
each and every button and developed
schemas to learn which shape of button
would represented each texture. Physical
Developement Stage 1 - Punishment & obedience: When I was 5 years-old, I had an unhealthy obsession with my moms cookies. She'd make them once a week, and she'd give me 3 cookies every other day, but I just couldn't wait for the next day. I wanted those cookies now, and I want them all. Thinking, "I can get away with it", I climbed up the counter by taking the chair and stacking cereal boxes, shoe boxes, and what ever else I could find that could give me leverage. I almost reached the jar, when it fell and shattered on the floor. My dad came rushing in, and there I was, red-handed. When my mom came home from work, and my dad told her about what I did, she was so furious that she punished me by not making anymore cookies for a couple weeks. She also told me a scary story on how I could've hurt myself. She also sent me to bed early and I didn't get dessert after dinner. My Motor Development My Sensory and Perceptual Development My Brain
Development My movement advanced as I grew.
Pretty soon I was climbing stairs and running around. Still my sense of balance was not perfect. So I would often fall, but bountiful with energy from naps, I would always want to get back up and continue playing! Stage 2 - autonomy vs. shame & doubt: Especially when I was 2 years-old, I was uncontrollable. I was running around exploring everything that's around me, I was independant. If someone were to block my way, I'd kick and scream and say "no, no". From my understanding, my parents were very encouraging. I was able to do what and go where I please, with their supervision of course. On Christmas day, I'd get new stimulating toys, and if someone tried to steal them I'd say "me, me". They were mine and I wasn't done exploring the wonderous train tracks. By the age of 2 my brain had grown and developed to roughly 3/4 the size and weight of an adult brain. The number of neuron connections rapidly increase by this age. Cool note: My Head can sometimes be observed to have significant pulse. This is located on the soft-spot of any childs head. This is due to our the fact that our skulls are still growing, and this soft spot is very fragile. Fragile enough to even be moved by a Heart beat! My sensory organs developed as
I did and by the age of 2 I had roughly the same vision level as a healthy adult. 20/20! This helps me learn and explore the vast world! Adolescence Adolescence Age: 17-20 Age: 21-30 Stage 4 - Industry vs. inferiority: When I was 6, I finally learned how to read. One of the most important skills to have. Every night before I go to bed, my mom would read to me. She's been trying to teach me. she told me to attempt to read one line, and I read the entire line by myself without any assistance. My mom was very supportive, so every night I'd challenge myself. Read 2 more line, and eventually the entire book. Age: 31-45 Age: 46-65 My language development was just like any other baby.
I began Cooing (producing the vowel sounds like "oooh"
and "aaaahhh") when I was about 2 months old. Then
when I was about 5 months old I started the imfamous
Babbling. This is when I began to add consonants to the
vowels, saying things like " bahbahbah, and dahdahdah." DaDa!! Mama!! By the end of the first year, and the begining of the next I began using single phrases such as "Mama", "Go", and "Bottle." These phrases were used in many cercumstances, for many different meanings. For example "bottle" could mean "I am thirsty.", or "My bottle fell!", or "I want milk."
A bit later in my life I began to combine these common phrases. For example, "No night-night" ,"Go Bottle" ,"I eat!" etc... Occansionally I would run into the problem of Overextension where I would confuse grammer rules while trying to get a meaning across.. Like the examples listed on the side. I eated food. We goed to home. Although there is still problems with children my age trying to understand depth perception. So I would always be falling, and my parents would buy gates to keep me away from staircases and other ledges. I am getting there though! By this age I most definitely
did my best to formulate
sentences without grammatical
errors. Although I still talked in a
pattern of telegraphic speech.
Meaning that I'd sometimes
overextend the use my new learned
grammer. Saying things like: "We are
go to school?" Common errors made
by not yet understanding the
difference between many situational
words. This stage in my life I was still thinking Preoperationally.
I could not understand the concept of reversibility. Like
doing algebra in math, or adding up a score on a test by
subtracting how many were wrong out of the total. It was
very difficult to understand the concept of math, let alone
it being reversible. At the age of 5 my brain was pretty
much the same size as that of an adult! My motor skills have improved,
and I spent a lot of energy draining it
from my parents by running around
the house away from them. Also my issues
with balance had pretty much been grown
out of. Brain Development Motor Development Sensory Development My sensory capabilities were at their
full potential by now and my sense of
balance and depth perception had
significantly increased from when I was
2 years old. Stage 2 - Instrumental: When I was in the 7th grade, I was struggling in math. The only subject I enjoyed and looked forward to everyday is Social Studies. I also met a new friend, Jill. She seems to having trouble in socials and I also noticed that she's in my math class. We became friends in both classes and when I realized she was struggling in socials and is exceeding in math. I asked her if she could tutor me in math, and I'll reciprocate by tutoring her in Socials. By the end of the semester, I reached my goal grade of a B, and so did she. During this age period I only grew physically in
the area of body size. Although some people begin what is called "Puberty" at an age as early as 11. Which I will talk about later! Yet my brain had pretty much
reached its full capacity. My neurons inside it coninued to grow and make seemingly limitless connections. These connections represent my understanding of my experiences and how I will use them to solve future problems. This is start of my postconventional level and when this began I developed standards for what I think is right or wrong. So basically, I developed morality which I applied to situations and society. Like when we were having a discussion in English 10, one of my classmates disagreed with my friend's point of view and called him "gay" because he doesn't have any intelligent response. I felt like that word is used in a degrading manner, because he was implying that being "gay" is stupid, uneducated and not worth listening to. He said he didn't mean it to be used in an offensive way, but I took it in that manner, so it is offensive. Moral Development At age 7, I entered the concrete operational stage
of my cognitive development. This was the time when I was able to understand operations and the conservation of matter. For example If I was shown identical amounts of snow, and then one was melted. Then I was asked, "are they the same?" Then I would
understand the laws of conservation and agree that
they were. Stage 5 - Indentity vs. role confusion: One day, we had a school career fair and it made me think about what I wanted to do in life. There were so many things I was interested in. Nothing with math of course, but being an aerospace engineer caught my eye. I'm not quite sure what subject I was even good at, or if I was actually good at anything. Psychosocial Developement Stage 5 - Industry vs. inferiotiy: I had just started my second year of university and so it was time to really decide what I want in life. I realized that engineering wasn't what I was passionate about. I wanted to become a chiropractor. I also met amazing friends who I've managed to keep good, healthy relationships with; Where we be supportive and understanding. I'm glad I realized what I'm most passionate about.
NOTE: during this stage, a person would self-reflect on who they think they are, what they're passionate about, and their purpose in life. In turn this leads to a healthy relationship with others. By this time I was pretty confident with my language and I knew over 2000 words and some proper grammar. With help from my parents who continually reminded me of certain mix-ups. From then on I'd just improve on what I knew, and expand my vocabulary. Age: 65+ Adulthood Late Adulthood Late Adulthood continued.. Continued.. At the age of 11 and up, I entered the cognitive stage of Formal Operations. At this time in my life I began to think more abstractly and hypothetically. For example, I was able to understand the abstract concepts of algebra. Although, I would occasionally have issues with egocentrism again; forgetting that the world does not revolve around me. A+4=6 A=2 -4 -4 Psychosocial Developement Stage 6 - Intimacy vs. isolation: I finally graduated from university but I decided to come back to Africa and continue volunteer work because of the wonderful esxperience I had last time I was there. This time, I met soemone there. I met someone who eventually became my wife. Her name is Angela. We had the same views in life, same morals we go by, as well as being completely understanding and none judgemental. After numerous attempts of trying to make her go on a date with me, she finally did. After years and years of dating, we finally got married when I was 27 years-old.
NOTE: This is when bonding and intimacy occurs. If one tries to avoid these feelings it will lead to isolation when they ignore interpersonal commitments. Psychosocial Developement Stage 8 - ego integrity vs. despair: When I turned 70, I began looking back on my life and felt accomplished at the things
that I have done: raising 2 children whom I'm very proud of,
made numerous trips to Africa, where I took part in helping the building of schools, huts, and wells. I made me feel like I helped, saved, and pro-longed people's lives. I'm more than satisfied with what I have done as contributions. Being able to do what I love, being a chiropractor. Being able to take every opportunity that was given to me, that has led me to meet my wife, doing something for the world, and eventually opening up my own chiropractic company. I would say I have lived a fruitful life. Psychosocial Developement Stage 7 - Generativity vs. stagnation: As time went on, we eventually had 2 children, Nathan and Lily. As they grew up they became more and more involved in sports. Lily's more into the gymnastics where my wife is very active and an avid supporter of the her athletics. I on the hand, became Nathan's soccer coach, since I was a part of my University's soccer team, and was in a community team shortly after. I feel like I act as a role model to the little boys, teaching them and aiding them to become better, stronger men. I also enjoy being a father-figure to those who lack one. I love giving guidance and assistance to the future generation.
NOTE: A stage where love is displayed to others by giving them assistance and guidance, especially to the younger generation. An that individual stagnates, only caring about themselves and their material possessions. During this period in my life just about every boy and girl and I
went through a stage of external and internal bodily change.
This stage is called, "Puberty." For me, during this stage when
I was 13, I started having a deepening of voice, facial hair
growth. The girls in my classroom had breast developement
and weight displacement toward the hips, and began
menstruation. We all had episodes of weight gain and height
gain during this period as well. Also I worked towards certain
motor abilities so that they may enhance when worked at for
a long period of time. Like my running, I ran just about every
second day and I improved dramatically in my cardio since I
began. The other area which I extensively grow is in my neuron
connections and organization. This is also aided by my
"mostly" stress free life. Physical Development By now the stage of Puberty has been exited for most
people. No longer will I have to deal with awkward
voice cracks in public presentations. For girls,
menstruation still continue and will for most
of their life. Most people and I continue to
grow height and weight wise throughout
this age. Although the rate of this
growth per year is significantly
lower compared to the rate of
when I was a child. The rate
of muscle development
for Men has also
increased! Physical Development Physical development for this age is mainly nonexistant.
From 21 until about 45 we remain pretty much the same,
our neuron connections increase and decrease. We may
choose to practice and excel in certain areas of physical
life, but without desire our bodies remain for the most part
the same. Certain people gain weight, or choose to loose it.
Certain people will desire to be quicker at speaking in front
of crowds and take classes for confidence, etc. During this
time I do a lot of studying, continuing my education, while
trying to remain fit! Physical Development Between 46-55 this is an important time for women. They go
through a process called Menopause, which is the reduction
in the amount of estrogen produced in their bodies. This
reduction produces some physical changes, and can be
accompanied with psychological distress as well. This is
because in society there is a strong influence from these
changing women. They believe that menopause is a alarm for
aging; that beauty only decreases from then on. But personally
I believe that is untrue! Women can certainly remain beautiful!
Keep in mind the phrase, "It only gets better with age!"
As for me and other men, there are not very many noticable
changes that occur during this time. There is a reduction in
the amount of sperm that is produced. Also a moderate reduction of testosterone. This decrease leads to loss of hair
growth, weight gain, sexual responsiveness, and muscle strength. Some people are really hit by these signs of maturation.
Thinking they are nearing the end of their lives, but truth
is, we live decades beyond these signs, learning to
appreciate the smaller things in life again. People should
not be put down by these times, they should reflect on
how much they have grown, and really appreciate this
wonderful biological process. Making plans to do so in
the future to come! :( Ageism Appreciation :) Cognitive Development Erikson's Kohlberg's Piaget's Mary Ainsworth & Colleagues Prelinguistic stage Paiget's Paiget's Kohlberg's Kohlberg's Kohlberg's Erikson's Erikson's Erikson's Parenting Styles Baumrind's The way your parents treat you when you are young is thought to really impact the behaviour, development, and even mental health throughout the child's life. This brings the nurture side of the debate upon nature vs nurture in human development. Permissive Authoritarian Authoritative Permissive indifferent: A parent
who sets few boundaries, and
isn't very present for the child's
attention, intrest, or emotional
support. Childeren of these
parents often suffer from poor
self-control. Permissive Indulgent: The parent
is highly involved in the child's
life, but sets few boundaries.
Kids who are raised by indulgent
parents usually fail to learn
respect for others; They are
often impulsive and immature. Authoritarian: Parents who are in this
category are rigid and overpowering.
They desire the ability to be
responsible in their children; to be
leaders and not followers. Children of
authoritarian parents may often be
found upset, or moody. They have a
distinct agression, and lack the
level of communications skills others
of their age may have. Authoritative: Parents who fall under the
category of authoritative, are caring,
tender, and show respect for what their
children have to say to him. This is all
done while motivating them to be
responsible in later age. Children of these
parents seem to be more goal oriented,
self-controlled, and high achieving. They
also have confidence in social situations,
and are usually quite friendly. Thomas & Chess Temperment Theory When I was a baby I was, for the most part, a happy, easy going baby and wasn't colicy. My mom told me that I was easy to take care of, and always relaxed. All I ever did was eat and sleep and I never cried when someone would pick me up or play with me, unless of course they diturbed me from my nap. I wasn't like my brother who always cried. He never liked anything new. so no one could hold him but my parents, or he else he would wail. Even though he was hungry, he'd keep pushing his bottle away because it wasn't in a position he wanted. Overall, he was a very cranky baby.
NOTE: I was an easy child who is generally happy, relaxed, and flexable to new situations. A difficult child, would be just the opposite like my brother. Temperment Theory Thompson & Chess For me, my Mom was an Authoritative parental figure, while my Father was more of
Permissive figure. They both were there for me if I needed them, but my mom would
always show initiative and desire to be part of my everyday life. Paiget's Kohlberg's Erikson's And sometimes, my voice cracks while I'm on the phone... especially when I'm talking to a girl. Continuity vs Stages Up until this age, many people have debated upon
whether the physical growth of the body was
Continuous (Continuity), or if it was done in stages.
Personally I believe it is a bit of both. I would be
growing continuously throughout my adolescent
ages, but I'd also reach points of critical growth.
Where during this period, I remember growing extensively often feeling the growth, as pain in my bones. On the contrary I would noticably grow 2-3 inches over a year, yet with no pain. This means the rate of growth was minimal and contstant enough for me to feel confortable and have it occur unnoticed. Although One time when I was about this age, I was playing with my dad on the park playground, and we were playing tag. I was on the play ground and he was on the ground at the bottom. I lacked the developed depth perception, or maybe the capability to understand it. But I jumped, not seeing that it was a bad decision until I belly flopped on the ground. Parenting Styles Now that My wife and I have children. I realized now I have to criticize my own preformance as a parent, and that it is not all easy. Trying my best to be there for my young new born son and daughter. Trying to be a part of their growing life when ever I am needed. Keeping a strong rolemodel like figure is the best I could strive for. I tried my best to give an authoritative model for them to hopefully desire to be like later in life. For my wife and I, at this age we witnessed first hand
the effects of this milestone. I began to feel the side
affects: hair loss, greying, and loss of muscular
strength. Meanwhile my wife experienced side affects
like: weight gain, and greying of hair. We began
questioning our progress in life and how much we've
accomplished. But we thought about our children, and we are satisfied with our contribution aslong as they are happy! Stability vs Change { { I was still in the sensorimotor stage of my first year until I was about two. Remember, when I was two, I lacked the understanding that objects existed after I could not see them! But by the age of two, I had entered the Preoperational stage, where I practiced significant language and began to think a bit symbolically. For example, "Bottle gives me food" and "Mama gives me bottle", so therefore "Mama is my desination for food!" Although, by this stage my thinking was rather egocentric, and all I really cared about was "me me me." Sometimes I even believed all things were real and living this is because I was young and believed what "I" said was true, and so even my toothbrush had Feelings! Cognitive Developement Paiget's = FOOD ( I remember in first week of kindergarten, I wasn't a slow-to-warm-up child. I was very social, and wasn't shy towards the other kids. I would always be the one who wanted to participate, and learn something new. I loved changes because they were challenging and something new. It was like an adventure to me! ) } Stage 2 - Initiative vs. guilt: When I was 6, I loved initiating activities, and to be able to do the things my parents do like, vaccuuming the house, or gardening. And so one day, I while I was kicking my soccer ball around, I decided to garden. I mean, my dad did it all the time, and it didn't look difficult. So I took out all the tools he usually uses out of the shed: his shovel, and what looks like a miniature rake, and a bag of seeds. So i dug out a hole, and raked all the flowers out of the way, and dumped all the seeds out. Then I took the hose, and watered the plants, but little did I know, the water pressure was at full blast and there was mud all over me. My parents were mad at the mess I made, and I felt bad because all I wanted was to help out, not ruin the rose bushes. Eventually they laughed and still supported my activities, except they decided to supervise me next time. 80 Questions! 3 Wrong Do you.... 1+1+1+1+1+1+1.... = 77 80 - 3 = 77 Or... ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Adreniline Junkies! Teenagers are Crazzzzy! } } Alzheimer's disease affects a lot of people, My uncle had been diagnosed with the disease at the age of 73. He was known for his desire to set out on adventure. Since alzheimer's disease affects memory by deteriotation of neurons in the brain, one time when he went biking, he forgot what he was doing, where he was going, and where from. He was lost for 28 hours before a citizen found him sitting on a bench looking at his wallet. He noticed his face from the news and helped him home. This disease is very scary, and I was so scared for him during the process. I was curious, When I reached this point in my life, "had my personality changed from when I was 10? 20? 30? Has it remained stable? Or has it changed throughout my life due to the experiences I've been through?" I believed I had changed, I used to be less respectful and less self-aware. I realized I had grown to value the ideas of others, sometimes even more so then my own. I had realized that many people are worth listening to and if I pass them by, they may never reappear in my life again. I was sure by the age of 15, some people had found the niche that works for them. Like crocodiles since the dinosaur age. But many people like myself continued to search for themselves throughout adolescence and we may search and search, change and change until eventually we land in a place which
we feel fits just right. { { Sometimes I felt like I had nothing to live for anymore, I do what I am asked to do, not what I want to do. It's like I lost my emotions. I no longer did things because I wanted to, I did them so I could please the people trying to help me. In reality, I just wanted to sleep all day. My mom even set up activities for me to do, to help me get back on track and to not go into depression, which did work. I remembered when I was around 18 years old, my grandma died. I once read that the pain I was experiencing was so that I could search for my grandma from an Evoluntionary stand point. That's what I'm wanting. Shortly after her death, I began to feel numb and alone. I all I ever did was sleep. I didn't want to talk to my friends, or go for a run, or read. I just didn't want to do the things I normally enjoy doing. Then I started to long for her, I felt angry, like I was responsible for her death, like if I took better care of her, she would still be alive. It has gotten to the point where I was having illusions. I would go downstairs and see her, waiting for me to give her the medicine, or seeing face on people that are at her favourite places, like sitting on a bench at her favourite park. During this age I thought I'd
try a new look !!! { Stage 5 - Social Contract Orientation/ Stage 6 - Universal-ethics orientation: In Biology, we were going to dissect a frog, but I was uncomfortable with that idea. I was not in favour of killing a living thing, that can feel pain. I've been a vegetarian for a couple years now. I gathered my class, my friends, and my grade to boycott the dissection and opt for the virtual one. If I decided to not do the dissection I will lose 40% of my mark, but I was passionate about anti-animal cruelty. I didn't think it was right, when there are alternatives. And so I accepted my A, and continued with my protest which eventually led to a school board discussion about whether or not dissection should continue.
NOTE: One disagrees with the laws and "social contract" when the majority feels like they have failed to be reppresented. The "right" is achieved with the ethical principles where people will find it fair and interesting. TO this this
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