In Ch. 9, socioemotional development in adolescence is explored, including drug/alcohol use, mental illness, and delinquency.
The purpose of this assignment is to engage in critical analysis of a topic(s) from this current learning module, and to then interact with your peers to enhance further learning. Using your course textbook, please do the following:
In Ch. 9, socioemotional development in adolescence is explored, including drug/alcohol use, mental illness, and delinquency. Please chose one of those problems as the one you feel can be most damaging to a person. Then, please discuss the research mentioned in the textbook (or outside sources) about the harmful effects of that specific problem.
Are there spiritual consequences?
Lastly, how can society reduce the prevalence of drug use, mental illness, and/or delinquency? Are there specific, practical changes that can be made in our society to improve these issues for teens?
Initial post should be at least 300 words.
Textbooks:
Kail, R.V., & Cavanaugh, J.C. (2017). Essentials of Human Development: A Life-Span View (2nd ed.). Boston:
American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)