PS 221 Adolescent Psychology
U1T 2008 DL
Seymour, Patricia N.
Ph.D. Counseling PsychologyM.A. Marriage & Family TherapyB.S. Social Sciences with an emphasis in Psychology
Santrock, J. W. (2007). Adolescence (11th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill
ISBN -13: 978-0-07-313372-0
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
This assignment will give you the opportunity to research, analyze, and evaluate a program that has been designed to either prevent adolescent problems or enhance adolescent development. You will apply the theories and concepts you have learned throughout the term to this evaluation. You will use various sources of information including empirical articles, and the Internet. The paper will be formatted in APA style, double-spaced and 6-9 pages in length (1- inch margins, 12-point font) excluding title page, references, and appendices. The questions posed below are suggestions and should be used as a guide to your writing – substitutions and additions are welcome.
The paper should include the following sections:
I. Introduction to the paper
II. Describe the program you have chose for analysis in detail – include:
The context of delivery,
The population that it services (specific attention to cultural relevance),
The type of funding the program receives,
The goals of the program, etc.
III. Background on why this program is important for adolescent development.
What theories apply to this topic?
What concepts apply to this topic?
What developmental tasks does this program address?
What are the cultural implications of this issue?
How does this program help adolescents develop in healthy ways?
IV. Empirical research on this program and similar programs
What studies have been done on this program if any?
What studies have been done on similar programs?
What studies say about how this type of program should be set up, etc.?
V. Your own evaluation of this program
What are the strengths of this program?
What are the weaknesses of this program?
How would you change this program to better service the needs of adolescents?
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Minimum of 300 words for each question--Due on Saturday of each week. One post per chapter.
3 self checks
Program Analysis Paper
Due Saturday of week 7.
100 points The final exam is an essay test and is a Proctored exam to be taken by FRIDAY of week 8.
The total number of points for the course is 650.
90-100% 585 - 650 points
80-89% 526 - 584 points
70-79% 473 - 525 points
60-69% 425 - 472 points
59% and below 424 points and lower
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignment & Due Date
Discussion Posts - Due on Saturday
Late work accepted until Midnight (Mountain Time) Sunday. All late work will have points deducted. After this date no credit will be received.
Quizzes – Due on Sunday
NO late quizzes accepted. After this date no credit will be received.
Self Checks – Due on Sunday
Late work accepted until Midnight (Mountain Time) Sunday.
Core Assessment – Due on Saturday
Late work accepted until Midnight (Mountain Time) Sunday. All late work will have points deducted. After this date no credit will be received. Minus 10 points for every late day.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Discussion Topics (15)--due Saturday of each week
Self Checks & Quizzes (6)--due Sunday of each week
Core Assessment--due Saturday of week 6
Final Exam - The final exam is multiple choice and is a Proctored exam. It MUST be taken by 5:00 p.m. FRIDAY of week 8
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