Adolescence Written Assignment
Using the “Library Resources” tab on the vertical menu to the left, find a recent scholarly science paper relevant to Chapter 11 or 12 using the Marymount library databases.
Write a summary of the paper.
Your summary should include answers to the following questions.
What was the hypothesis?
What was the research method used?
What did the research data reveal?
What was the author’s conclusion?
What does this new data mean for science? Does it change the way we look at old ideas and/or theories?
Why is the information in the paper important to the world, you, and the class?
1) The science paper has to be from the year 2018.
2) Your paper summary needs to include a the title of the paper you are summarizing, and the authors’ names.
3) Your paper summary needs to be at least a half page double-spaced. (1/2 page, Double Spaced)
4) In-text citations and bibliography must be in APA format.
Life Plan Assignment
Throughout our lives, most of us experience several significant events, or “life events.” Educational pursuits, career aspirations, recreational interests, marital life, children and end-of-life preferences are common subjects. The emotion surrounding these events varies, but each should cause us to examine our future (and past) to ensure we’re making the best decisions possible for ourselves, our friends, and our families.
A life plan is a detailed description of your decisions, intentions, hopes and dreams. A detailed life plan is instructive for creating greater clarity regarding life priorities and next steps.
Pick a topic of interest in human growth and development. This could be something that you worry about in the future (i.e., your father getting Alzheimer’s Disease) or something that happened in the past that you wish had been handled better (i.e., your best friend was bullied in the 6th grade and you didn’t know what to do at the time) or something you are concerned about now (i.e., your friend is bulimic.)
Ways to identify a topic:
- List your mental, emotional, spiritual, physical and/or material needs.
- Identify your strengths and talents.
- Consider your hopes and dreams.
Once you have a topic.
- Outline concrete goals for dealing with your topic that satisfy things you identified in 1-3 above.
- Find academic research that supports your goals.
- Examine the details of your plan: How feasible is it? What issues might arise that would interfere with your plan? Do you have alternatives?
Your plan must cite at least three academic articles that offer support to your plan. Your paper should be at least 2 pages long, double-spaced and follow APA format.
We all go through puberty, but how does the timing of puberty affect the psychological adjustment of boys and girls differently? Hypothetically, if you had a teen (boy or girl) who experienced puberty early, what could you (as a parent) do to support your child?
Why do adolescents need to establish their own identity rather than accept what their parents want for them?
Thinking about the health of your family members who are in middle adulthood, which midlife health problem is of greatest concern to you? What steps can you take now to help prevent it?
Note: Short answers are preferred for discussions (Preferably 100 words each)