Stages of Development Timeline
Choose ONE of the four psychologists that we have talked about in class, Erikson,
Piaget, Kohlberg or Freud, and examine their theory on development. Then examine
your life as if through their eyes. Put your life into a timeline/scrapbook based on a
single theorist’s stages of development.
Your timeline should include:
o One picture per stage of development. Pictures do not have to illustrate
the stage of development but do have to show the correct age at which
this stage occurs. Stages that have not yet occurred in your lifetime can
be illustrated using magazines or online photos.
o A physical timeline listing your age and developmental milestones like
walking, talking, etc. that occur during the theorist’s developmental
o In 1 paragraph explain some of the developmental milestones children
pass as they develop though this stage. Things like walking, talking,
grades in school, sports, and other activities.
o Explain the theorist’s stage using the vocabulary developed by the
theorist. If you are discussing developmental phenomenon please make
sure that you explain in thoroughly.
o In a separate paragraph examine whether you have progresses through
this stage successfully or gotten “stuck” in this stage of development. This
should be expanded upon in paragraph form under the age or stage you
are describing. As for the stages that you may not have gone through yet
I would like you to make predictions about how you will face them and
whether you will successfully move through each of them ,or as many
theorists believe, get stuck in one of them.
Overall the project will count for 50 points. The breakdown of points for the
grading of this project will depend on which psychologist’s stages of development you
chose and how well you demonstrate your understanding of the theorist’s stages. See
the attached rubrics for further explanation.
There will also be a portion of your grade that will depend on the creativity and
effort you put into this project. You may choose to complete a virtual time lime using
the computer program of your choice, a visual timeline, a power point or a scrapbook
in order to display your project but please check with me first before beginning.
Example of a scrapbook page
Paragraph 1: Tell me how old you are in
this stage and what major developmental
milestones you reached during this age.
Be specific I walked at 9 months, I said
my first word at five months it was
Paragraph 2: Then summarize and
explain the theorist’s stage. Be sure to
use the same vocabulary discussed in the
theory but put the explanation in your
own words. Also please be sure to
mention all of the (cognitive,
psychosexual, moral or psychosocial) milestones reached during this stage.
Paragraph 3: Lastly, demonstrate whether you have progressed through the
stage or not by using your own life stories or memories. If you have not yet completed
this stage please creatively discuss it as if you have. All stages should be explained in
past tense as if you are looking back on your life.