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Assignment Wise Judgment Scenario

Assignment Wise Judgment Scenario

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Running head: ASSIGNMENT: WISE JUDGMENT SCENARIO1Assignment: Wise Judgment ScenarioTiffany Nicole Cooper University of PhoenixPSY/220Cassidy Hawf July 02, 2010
Assignment: Wise Judgment ScenarioI chose to talk about the first choice: A teenage girl is “in love” with her 17-year-old boyfriend. He is encouraging her to have sex with him saying that he will make sure they onlyhave “protected” sex. I have gone through and used the five components to wise judgment thatBaltes and his colleagues hypothesized about, in order to make a decision, pretending I am theteenage girl. I would first consider the culture or my relativism regarding the solutions. I wouldhave to look at the culture I live in. Is there something in my culture that may make this decisiona good or bad one for me to make? Some cultures find it okay for children as old as thirteen toget married, and have children as soon as they are married. Some countries are in such povertythat parents have to sell their children at young ages, and when girls are sold, they are prostitutedfor many years.The next thing I would need to know is how much sexual experience I have. Have Ihad multiple boyfriends, and did I have sexual experiences with them? Or is this my first boyfriend? I decided to go with the making the scenario as if this is my first boy-friend, and Iwas raised to believe that it is not okay to have sex before marriage.
Factual knowledge of the matters of life:
According to the five components to wise judgment the first thing I would do if Iwas the teenage girl, I would first have to put into thought “The factual knowledge of thematters of life.” With that being said I would take into account that most teenage boyshave such rushing hormones, that they will do just about anything in order to have sex!Especially a 17-year old boy! It is a social norm to hear that guys in high school arealways trying to get “laid”. What I have to take into account is that a lot of the things he
says, he may just be saying on order to get me into bed. In the end it is my decision and if I am feeling pressured, I should just say “no”. Being “in love” may cloud my judgmenton this subject, so what I would do is make sure he knows that I am not going to doanything till I am ready.
Procedural knowledge:
If I was being pressured, I would defiantly take the time to go through and make afinal decision by sitting down, and writing down what the pros and cons to the situation.Taking time to make is a decision is a wise move. Making a spontaneous decision couldlead me to regret it later (or sooner then I think) in my life. In my decisions I would think of what I was raised to believe, like my morals and ethics. Whatever decision I wouldmake would be my final decision. Like I said before, I have control over my life, and my body. Nobody is going to force me into doing something I am not willing to do. The wayI would handle this is by sitting down my boy-friend and explaining how I feel to him. If he really “love’s me” as much as I love him, he would be willing to wait for me. If he isun-willing to wait for me, then maybe it is not love after all, because how could he loveme and not respect how I feel?
Lifespan conceptualism:
 My decision to not have sex with my pressuring boy-friend comes from theunderstanding I have of how life works, and I was raised to believe I have to save myself for a special person. It is important that he knows that I was raised a certain way and I believe in the thought to wait to have sex to get married. Honestly, I have my whole lifein front of me to have sex, and experiment with many things. Living one’s life is the mostimportant thing a person can do. If a person lets another person live their life for them

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