Psych 110 Week 5 Assignment Essay

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1. Do you consider yourself a sensation seeker? Why or why not? What are the advantages and disadvantages of your level of sensation seeking? No I don’t consider myself to be a high sensation seeker. Most sensation seekers in my opinion like a good bit of danger and a whole lot of challenge. I don’t mind a challenge but when there is a higher risk of danger I am more than likely to avoid the situation. I wouldn’t dare go mountain climbing, jumping from anything high in the air just for recreation and as a child I wasn’t attracted to climbing in high trees. I am probably a low key sensation seeker because I do get a sense of satisfaction from accomplishing challenges such as educational, business & personal projects. I however am no thrill seeker at all. Some would consider be boring and I’ve been called that and square but I don’t mind that. I consider myself a reasonable or rational person and I think my choices make my life a little safer and calm. I don’t consider myself boring at all. 2. How would you rate your own achievement motivation? Why? In what ways is this an advantage to you? In what ways is it a disadvantage? I think I would rate my own achievement motivation at a little above average. When I was much younger I had a higher achievement of motivation for success in school. I was always an honor and or A Student. When I went back to school a few years ago to get my first degree I started out with A’s by the time I had completed my degree my GPA was around 3.4. I have to admit toward the end I got tired and a bit frustrated. I believe if I had a higher achievement of motivation level like I had when I was younger I would have definitely maintained the 4.0 GPA. I don’t see this as a great disadvantage, why stress out endeavoring to be perfect all the time? I did pretty well and I’m quite proud of that. 3. What did you learn

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