B. De Naeyer
August 31st, 2012
My Personal Psychological Perspective
I would say that the Psychodynamic Theory of Psychology best explains my behavior from adolescents to adulthood. I also believe that the Humanistic Theory of Psychology best explains the way I currently am.
Here are a few examples. I was raised mostly by my mother, who was a severe alcoholic. My mother and father had a very horrible relationship. They would drink and fight constantly in front of my two older siblings and I. They separated when I was 7 years old. I only saw my father a few times a year, and our relationship never grew to be very strong because of this. I also think he didn’t know how to show me affection or really how to love for that matter. And so I think because of this I looked for male attention and affection elsewhere. I lost my virginity when I was 13 years old; and started experimenting with drugs and alcohol. I would have sex with older men, who I thought loved me, but really just wanted sex from me. There have been several studies finding that children from single parent homes, mostly single mother homes, are more at risk of behavioral problems. Children with single parents were twice as likely to have psychiatric disorders, attempt suicide, and abuse alcohol, and three to four times more likely to use narcotic drugs. (The Lancet, 25 January 2003) I’ve made several of these decisions in my life. I’ve attempted suicide when I was a teenager; and I’ve struggled with prescription drugs and alcohol abuse most of my life. I’m drug-free; and I have been for over 2 years, and counting. It’s taken me a while, but I have made the decision to better my life, and further my education. I’m going to school to become a Pediatric Nurse. My family has had a major influence in my educational goals. My Grandmother Thelma was a nurse, 3 of my aunts are nurses and my older sister is currently in nursing school. I’ve been through a lot in my life and am...