The purpose of this assignment is to provide a complete draft of the paper in order to get constructive feedback prior to submission of the final paper. Upon completion of the draft, you will receive extensive feedback that should help to improve the quality your final paper. Your draft will be graded on the inclusion of following components of the final paper:
An abstract of your paper , An introductory paragraph or two introducing your topic, Rationale for importance/implications of studying the topic, Use of at least twelve empirical, peer-reviewed journal articles, Pose an overall research question, Pose a theoretical argument, Utilize the relevant literature in order to provide evidence for your theoretical argument, A paragraph or two summarizing the main conclusions of your paper, Appropriateness of sources to the research question, Integration of sources to create a coherent depiction of the literature Appropriate use of APA style formatting including a title page, abstract and reference section.
I narrowed my topic down to depression in teens. The question I am proposing is how can depression be affected by gender? Gender differences in depression appear to be at their greatest during reproductive years. The group I am going to look at will be 12-17 year old students. I want to focus on abnormal psychology which deals with abnormal behavior such as depression.
Here are a few resourses that I’ve used so far:
Auerbach, R. P., Stanton, C. H., Proudfit, G. H., & Pizzagalli, D. A. (2015). Self-referential
processing in depressed adolescents: A high-density event-related potential study. Journal
Of Abnormal Psychology, 124(2), 233-245. doi:10.1037/abn0000023
Brown, M. M., & Grumet, J. G. (2009). School-based suicide prevention with African American
youth in an urban setting. Professional Psychology: Research And Practice, 40(2), 111-
Cole, D. A., Cho, S., Martin, N. C., Youngstrom, E. A., March, J. S., Findling, R. L., & Maxwell, M. A. (2012). Are increased weight and appetite useful indicators of depression
in children and adolescents?. Journal Of Abnormal Psychology, 121(4), 838-851.
Diamantopoulou, S., Verhulst, F. C., & van der Ende, J. (2011). Gender differences in the
development and adult outcome of co-occurring depression and delinquency in
adolescence. Journal Of Abnormal Psychology, 120(3), 644-655. doi:10.1037/a0023669