Proposal For this assignment, identify an issue in adolescent psychology


For this assignment, identify an issue in adolescent psychology that your imagined work environment (in education, a nonprofit, or the government) would address. This issue will be the focus of your course project. Examples of appropriate topics include but are not limited to:

  • Media use in adolescents: The impact on social development.
  • Teen pregnancy: The role of adolescence risk taking.
  • Adolescent marijuana use: The impact on the developing brain.

Write a 1­–2-page proposal for your topic that draws on current, peer­-reviewed research as the foundation for your approach to this topic. Your proposal must address the following:

  • Justify the chosen topic in the area of adolescent development. You must make the case to stakeholders for why this is a problem or concern for adolescents.
  • Describe aspects of adolescent development in relation to your topic. Your proposal should focus on how this issue impacts adolescent development.
  • Explain what the organization might accomplish as a result of your review of the literature and subsequent recommendations. Your proposal should describe what direction the organization should take (based on evidence­-based practices) to support resolution of the issue.

Assignment Requirements

To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following additional requirements:

  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards.
  • Length of paper: 1–2 typed, double-spaced pages.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.


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