The purpose of this assignment is to present information about issues adolescents confront that may be caused by or lead to additional developmental or mental health issues, and to apply developmental theory to explain psychosocial problems.
In the last two weeks, you had a chance to learn about how the adolescent brain develops as well as explore a few specific areas of adolescence development like the sense of self. Apply what you have learned to one of the possible issues faced by adolescents below:
Bullying, online or in person.
Fear of missing out (FOMO).
Pressure to succeed/achieve/compete (athletics, academics, extracurricular activities, chores, social life).
For your chosen topic, create a brochure directed at parents that addresses the following:
Explain the mental health or psychosocial problem you chose (2 paragraphs).
Describe the factors that influence an adolescent’s cognitive development and physical development related to the issue (2–3 paragraphs).
Describe family patterns and social relationships that influence the issue (2–3 paragraphs).
Apply one social and one developmental theory to the issue (2 paragraphs).
Communication: Apply critical thinking and communication skills concerning adolescent psychology in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful.
Font: Times New Roman, no larger than 12 point font.
Organization: Your paper should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language.
Grammar: Your paper should be free of grammar and punctuation errors that would distract the reader’s understanding of the content.
Length: 2–3 pages, in addition to a reference page.
Resources: Include at least three resources cited in your paper and listed on your reference page.
APA: Follow APA rules for citing sources.
Your work will be evaluated using this criteria.
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By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1: Apply social and developmental theories to adolescent development.
Apply one social and one developmental theory to the issue.
Competency 2: Describe the physical growth and cognitive development found in adolescence.
Describe the factors that influence an adolescent’s cognitive development and physical development related to the issue.
Competency 3: Describe the social relationships and family patterns viewed in adolescent development.
Describe family patterns and social relationships that influence the issue.
Competency 4: Explain mental health and psychosocial problems common during adolescence.
Explain the chosen mental health or psychosocial problem.
Competency 5: Apply findings from scholarly literature to issues in adolescent development.
Use findings from scholarly literature to an issue in adolescent development.
Competency 6: Apply critical thinking and communication skills concerning adolescent psychology in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful.
Communicate clearly, with appropriate purpose, organization, tone, and sentence structure.
Cite sources, using author and year.