Running head: RIPPLE EFFCET OF ADOLESENTS
HOW RAISING MYSELF WITH NO GUIDANCE LEAD TO SOME ISSUSES
Cameo J. Crockett
John Tyler Community College
Self Reflection Paper Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of PSYC 230, Developmental Psychology, Spring (2010)
I started to get my life back on track or on a track so I applied at my sister’s job, even though she said I would never get a job there. When she said that I got a call that next week for an interview I passed that interview and all I had to do was take a drug test. Sadly I failed the drug test because I was on pain pills and I didn’t think that it would show up in the test but Opium showed up in the test and that postponed my start date. I felt all alone and I needed a way out and something told me to send my prescription papers to the job. They accepted my papers and talked to my doctor and I was working with in two weeks. In the process of being a single twelve hour shift mother it was hard. It felt like I had to jump into this whole working thing, and it was very hard. When I first started working I began to feel a little weird. I was sleepy and hungry. On my way home from work I stopped to get a pregnancy test. Once again I was pregnant. I remember hearing in orientation that if you begin working at that facility while you are pregnant you will not get paid time off, but if you begin working and then chose to get pregnant you will then get paid time off. So, I called my guy friend at the time to tell him the news and we agreed that it wasn’t a good time for either of us to have that child so we handledthe situation in the adult manner. I did not know why but it felt like something was trying to hold me back from doing anything good for myself. I continued working and I stopped talking to my guy friend. After a while I found a new friend that treated me better than my other two relationships. We began dating and I feel like he kept me motivated and positive. After we were together for a year we got laid off from our job. But our relationship has matured and gotten stronger. We have been cohabitation for about as long as we have been together.
Provisionally I agree with this view that motivation is internally generated, not forced, as each different person has different drives in their heads, and if one man does not want to work he will not, or at least not well. Many outside factors can affect this though, influencing motivational drive, which causes a reasonable argument for both sides of the question. In this essay I will attempt to ...
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