PS 221 Adolescent Psychology
S2B 2012 BL
Marquez, Maria R.
Adjunct Psychology Instructor
BA Social PsychologyMA Mental Health Counseling
By appointment only
Before/After Class; Email; Telephone
March 19, 2012- May 13, 2012
1:10 - 6:10 PM
Santrock, K. (2010) Adolescence. 13th Edition ISBN 978-0-07-337067-5
American Psychology Association. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th Edition. Copyright 2010. www.apa.org
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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:
The class assessment will be based on examinations, case studies, comprehensive paper, student presentations and class attendance/participation.
· The grading plan will consist of the following:
1. Midterm Exam: 40 points
2. Final Exam: 40 points
3. Research Paper (Core) : 80 points
4. Presentation: 30 points
5. 4 Quizzes (15 points each) 60 points
6. Total Points = 250 POINTS
· PRESENTATION: 30 minute presentation on a DSM-IV-TR Mental Disorder that affects development of childhood and adolescence. There will be a list in class so the students may sign-up for a given date and topic to present. The student is responsible for presenting on the DSM, etiology of disorder, treatment, facts, and additional educational information.
· The course is conducted primarily in English, which requires the student to be proficient in reading and writing the English language at the college level.
The following will be used to assigned course letter grades (250 points):
225-250 = A
200-224 = B
175-199 = C
150-174 = D
173-0 = F
All final exams will be closed book and closed notes. No cell phones or electronic devices allowed during tests. Turn phone off or put on vibrate mode. If there is an emergency, please let your instructor know.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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Attend all classes for the entire class period and be on time to all classes. Roll will be taken before and after at each class meeting, therefore students who leave during class breaks will be considered absent and receive a "U". If classes are missed for a legitimate reason such as temporary duty or illness the student is responsible to make up the missed work, obtain lecture notes and handouts. If you are going to miss a class, I expect to be communicated with prior to class, if possible. Assignments will be turned in on time. There will be exceptions.
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