PS 221 Adolescent Psychology
S1QQ 2011 HI
Black, Charles A.
Master of Educational PsychologyBachelor of Science, Business & Health Science
Hill AFB, Utah
0800 - 1600 hours
January 19, 2011 - March 5, 2011
4:30 - 7:15 PM
Textbook: Santrock, John W., Adolescence, 12th Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, 2008.
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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?
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Four Multiple Choice Examinations, Homework, Core Assessment, and Class Participation
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Alternate Examinations will be given if the Exam is not taken per schedule.
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