Topic: Intervention (Prevention) for Adolescent Substance Use

Prior to completing the summative assignment, consider the various topics studied by social psychologists:
Social thinking (attitudes, the self, judgment and decision making, etc.)
Social relations (attraction, aggression, prosocial behavior, etc.)
Social influence (conformity and obedience, persuasion, group processes, etc.)
Consider also your own interests and career aspirations and identify a problem of interest or relevance to you and amenable to a social psychological solution.  (For example, those interested in healthcare might consider programs that aspire to get kids moving or help adults stop smoking, enhance caregiving practices amongst the elderly, or encourage safe or healthy habits.). 

  Next, evaluate contributing social factors in light of theoretical principles and design an ethical, feasible intervention program.  (Refer to “Writing a Review Article for Psychological Bulletin” (Bem, 2016) for advice regarding academic writing of this nature.
Your final paper should encompass the following:
Assess social behavior, including factors that influence social behavior as well as the role behavior plays in producing and perpetuating social issues and problems.
Describe a resulting social problem in the context of social psychological theory and research.
Interpret relevant theoretical perspectives derived from social psychology.
Distinguish scientific methods for studying this specific social problem.
Develop an original intervention (prevention) strategy based on social psychological theory, research, and your evaluation of this specific social problem.
Suggest, propose, or assess career paths to which this insight may be applicable.
The Final Paper
Must be at least 10-15 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Running head
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must utilize academic voice.
Must address the topic with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that affirms the thesis.
Must use at least 10 peer-reviewed scholarly sources. Additional scholarly sources are encouraged. (see attached reference page for selected articles).
Must utilize in-text citations appropriately.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style.

Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Research paper
Subject: Psychology
Pages/words: 13/3575
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: APA
Line spacing: Double
Language style: US English

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