Final Project Directions and Submission
For your final project you will be writing a paper in APA format. (See details below.) Your paper should be approximately 4-5 pages or 1200 words.In your paper you will choose from one of the topics listed in
Chapter 14: Adolescent Stress and Alienation or Chapter 15: Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Dependency. This will be a two-part paper. In part one, you will choose a topic and describe how it relates to adolescents.
In part two, you will choose a movie or book which portrays this issue through one or more of its characters. Compare the movie/book to your research. How well, does the movie/book compare to what you have learned in research about how these issues affect adolescents? Do you agree or disagree with the way the characterâ€™s issue , mental illness, issue, is portrayed when comparing the actual research that you have studied? Explain giving cited research.
Here are some of the ideas for topics:
- Teen Depression
- Self-Injurious Behaviors
- Eating Disorders
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Conduct Disorder, ODD
- ADD, ADHD in adolescence
- Juvenile Gangs
- Drug Use and Abuse
- Tobacco and Smoking
- Alcohol and Excessive Drinking