Research Papers on Adolescent Psychology

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  • Relationship Between Juvenile Delinquency and Learning Disabilities

    In eleven pages this paper discusses the correlation between LD students and incidences of delinquency. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of an outline.

  • Youth Violence In The United States

    20 pages in length. Hands-on parenting has gone the way of the horse and buggy; no longer are kids raised in stable, functional families with an original mother and father but are shuffled into preschool, watched by nannies or babysitters and taught everything they (supposedly) need to know about life from mind-numbing influence of television and video games. Portrayals of solid, interactive family life in such programs as The Brady Bunch and Father Knows Best draw chuckles from contemporary generations for their silly, far-fetched impression of what family life has come to represent, only these portrayals are just as accurate for their era as shows like Roseanne and Married With Children are now where kids are disrespectful, rude, self-centered and lacking any social responsibility, which represents just the tip of the iceberg in a society where proper parenting has become a thing of the past. Detachment of this extent can reach epic proportions when mentally/emotionally unstable American kids grow into adolescents who have crossed over into violent behavior. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Is Aggression Learned or Genetic?

    In sixteen pages a study regarding aggression as either innate or learned is proposed with an evaluation of stressors and stress among adolescents, methodology and statistical analysis presented. There are sixteen bibliographic sources cited.

  • A Case Study of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    In a paper of 6 pages, the author reflects on the issues that extend from sexual abuse in childhood. The author considers the specific outcomes that occur as a result of child sexual abuse, including depression, anxiety, PTSD and substance abuse. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Problems of Adolescence

    This 3 page paper discusses drug abuse, early sexual activity and delinquency, and what parents’ and teens’ response might be to each of these behaviors. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Parenting in the First Person

    This 12 page paper is a first-person examination of various issues involved in parenting, such as parenting styles, punishment and discipline. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Student Assistant Program in a School Setting

    In thirteen pages this paper examines a school setting and explains the rationale behind and the importance of a Student Assistant Program that is modeled after the workplace Employee Assistance Program. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Overview of Antisocial Personality Disorder

    In ten pages a diagnostic overview of antisocial personality disorder is provided along with a discussion of culture, features of gender and age, etiology, prevalence, different diagnoses, intervention and counseling alternatives. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Alan E. Kazdin's Cognitive and Behavioral Approach to Conduct Disorder

    In ten pages DSM IV criteria is employed to define conduct disorder in a paper that distinguishes it from antisocial and border personality disorders as well as schizophrenia. Kazdin's work in the field is evaluated in terms of strengths and weaknesses with his community and parent intervention method also examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Body Image: Journal Articles Overview

    4 pages in length. Both research articles - [1] Davidson et al's (2006) "Adolescent Body Image and Psychosocial Functioning" and [2] McCabe et al's (2003) "Sociocultural Influences on Body Image and Body Changes Among Adolescent Boys and Girls" from The Journal of Social Psychology focus their respective studies upon how body image impacts the manner by which teens perceive themselves and how they believe they are perceived by their others in their age group. Each article submitted questionnaires to a random sampling of the target adolescent group in order to generate response to the following hypotheses: [1] To what extent poor body image influences peer interaction with adolescent boys and girls, and [2] the extent to which sociocultural influences forecast how/why adolescent boys and girls alter their bodies (i.e. lose weight) in order to be accepted. No additional sources cited.

  • Article Review on Adolescent Abstinence

    In five pages this paper reviews a safer sex intervention and abstinence study published in 1998 by Jemmot, Jemmot and Fong and evaluates its effectiveness in terms of serving as a nursing or other type of professional intervention model. There is one source cited in the bibliography.

  • Anger Management and Behavior Modification

    How behavior modification techniques can be employed in the context of an anger management program is discussed. This ten page report addresses many issues inclusive of how behavior therapy can work and provide the least restrictive environment for treating anger. There are nine references included.

  • Overview of 3 Major Eating Disorders

    In six pages compulsive or binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia are discussed in this overview in terms of causes, effects, and society's definition of gender expectations. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Proper Nutrition and Exorcise to Eliminate Eating Disorders

    This paper contends that the measures that are needed to address obesity are the same as those needed to address binge eating, anorexia and bulimia. These measures revolve around education and public policy. There are five sources listed in this five page paper.

  • Biographical Sketch of Bipolar Disorder

    In fourteen pages bipolar disorder is defined and examined in terms of incidences, causes, symptoms, and diagnosis difficulties associated with early onset forms with treatment interventions discussed and explained along with a biographical sketch of an individual suffering from bipolar disorder included. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Adolescent and Child Obesity

    In eleven pages the problem of obesity in American children is examined in terms of adolescent health risks and causes that include lack of activity and genetic aspects with research studies and conclusions drawn by the writer. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cliques, Crowds And Adolescent Development

    Brief discussion of the negative and positive impact cliques and crowds have upon adolescent social development. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Relationships with Parents and Effects of Divorce

    In seven pages two journal articles are applied to an examination of how divorce affects relationships with parents.

  • Patient-Doctor Conflicts

    This essay reports the case of a depressed teenager who attempted suicide. The attending physician is not his regular doctor. The patient stormed out of the room before the doctor could say more than four sentences. The paper suggests other discussion openers that might have been more successful. The other case is a woman with severe diabetes who has already lost one leg but will not enter the hospital to get the disease under control. The essay suggests steps for each case. There are two sources used in this three page paper.

  • A Case Study That Examines Amelia's Choices

    In a paper consisting of five pages the decision making capabilities of adolescents are examined in this case study featuring a young woman about to graduate from high school and uses primarily Jean Piaget's theories to give her a helping hand in deciding what is right for her. There are thee bibliographic sources cited.

  • The Family Crucible by Napier and Whitaker

    In six pages this paper discusses family relationships as considered in Napier and Whitaker's The Family Crucible. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Interventional and Coping Methodologies Factors Affecting Coping and Interventional Methodologies

    In twelve pages a case model and review of relevant literature are applied to a discussion of various coping and interventional methodologies and the various factors that affect them with such cases as invented, borderline, related, and contrary examined. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Article on Adolescents and Anger Critiqued Critique of “Anger in Adolescents: Sex, Ethnicity, Age Differences, and Psychometric Properties”

    Anger in Adolescents: Sex, Ethnicity, Age Differences, and Psychometric Properties used the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory to measure what causes teen anger. This paper critiques this report and its conclusion that STAXI is not valid for all age groups and populations. This paper has three pages and one source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Developmental Psychology

    In five pages this research paper considers developmental psychology in terms of history, today's infant and adolescent developmental issues, and development study approaches. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Effects of Cyber Bullying on Adolescents

    This research paper addresses the topic of cyber bullying as an issue that negatively affects the health of adolescents. Ten pages in length, three years of which are an annotated bibliography, seven sources are cited.

  • Cyber Bullying, Effects on Teens

    This research paper offers additional research findings than its shorter version khcyberbully.doc. Both paper discuss research findings pertaining to the problem is cyber bullying and its effects on teens. Fourteen pages in length, thirteen sources are cited.

  • Young Victims of Suicide and Depression

    In nine pages childhood depression and suicide are considered regarding the depression drugs prescribed including Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Prozac, and Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.

  • Six Annotated Bibliographies: Eating Disorders and the Media

    This 54 page paper comprises 6 annotated bibliographies about eating disorders and the media.

  • Teen Girls and Self Esteem Issues

    In eight pages this paper discusses low self esteem problems that confront adolescent girls. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Media Violence Influences Teen Violence

    A 5 page essay/research paper that presents the argument that media violence is a direct cause of teen violence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Discussion of the 'Middle Child Syndrome'

    In thirty one pages this paper discusses the self esteem issues that relate to being a family's middle child. Twenty three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Nature vs Nurture in “Born into Brothels”

    A 4 page examination of the importance of environment is shaping the lives of children of prostitutes in Calcutta India. The chance they are given to improve their lot in life is capitalized upon by some but not taken advantage of by others. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Television and Its Negative Effects on Children

    This 4 page paper examines research on this compelling topic and argues that television is bad for children. Aggression and television violence is the primary topic discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Media Violence and Behaviour

    A research paper that focuses on the impact that violence in the media has on childhood and adolescent behavior. Five pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Philip Zimbardo's Peer Pressure Theories

    In five pages this paper examines peer pressure in an application of Philip Zimbardo's social and personality theories. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Peer Pressure

    In eight pages this paper discusses the concept of peer pressure and whether or not is steeped more in myth than in actual fact. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Adolescent Development and Peer Pressure

    In eleven pages this paper discusses how adolescent development can be influenced by peer pressure in a review of current research literature. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Development of Problem Solving Skills

    Piaget thought that problem solving abilities develop in late childhood. This 7 page paper considers this idea and compares the Piaget’s theory of cognitive development leading to problem solving with the work and theories of Erickson. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • TV's Effect on Sexual Behavior

    An 8 page research paper that discusses 2 studies that each pertain to the affect of TV viewing on adolescent sexual behavior. Collins, et al (2003) examines an episode of Friends on teen knowledge pertaining to condom use. Somers and Tynan (2006) examine the relationship between explicit sexual content in TV shows and teen sexual behavior. The writer summarizes each study and discusses their results and implications. No additional sources cited.

  • Substance Abuse Training

    This essay discusses two types of training for teenage alcoholism - impulse control and skills training. A one page outline is included. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Teenagers and Depression

    In six pages teenage depression is examined in terms of biological and environmental causes as well as the impact on the individual based upon how circumstances manifest themselves. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Teenage Girls' Lack of Self Esteem After Losing Their Mothers

    In six pages this literature review considers mother and daughter relationships and examines how after a maternal loss teenage girls tend to lack self esteem. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Teenage Substance Abuse Treatment

    Most programs intended to stop teenagers from using and abusing substances fail because the teenager does not want to be there and they have no intention of cooperating. There are, however, some evidence-based effective programs for adolescents, one of which is The Seven Challenges. This paper reports the latest data on teenage substance use, then, launches directly into describing and explaining this program. There are four sources used in this three page paper.

  • Juvenile Delinquency

    In five pages this paper examines problems and causes of juvenile delinquency with some solutions offered. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.


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