I am really happy that I decides to take this class. Motivation is something we learn at a very young age because our drives, needs, and awareness are present from the time we enter the world. From a very early age I recognized as a student that I am motivated by competition. I learned alot of great concepts in this class such as hierarchical needs, biological properties, and the theories of drug addiction which explained positive reinforcers and negative reinforcers. I choose psychology as my major because I was in a relationship with someone who was addicted to prescription pills. During this time in my life I tried to help my boyfriend get off the drugs but nothing seemed to work. One day I decided to do some research on how to become a drug counselor and found out the best way was to come back to school and get a Bachelor's degree in psychology. I enrolled at Stockton and I am now a senior and this class was a great experience for me. My life changed one day when his sister called me and said he overdosed on the pills and died. Sometimes when traumatic events happen to you, a persons drive goes to zero but I look at the negative and use it to motivate me so I can reach my goal. Although he is not here any longer and I won't be able to treat or help him, I am so focused on being a successful Drug counselor that nothing can stop me now. Just wanted to share my experience on how I motivated myself I knew my plan would work and now I can work and feel good about helping others to achieve their goals. I found this video and the statics on prescription drug use is so high that on person dies every 19 minutes hope you guys like it just some information.