Life Span Development

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.  
  • Book
  • Kail, R.V., & Cavanaugh, J.C. (2017). Essentials of Human Development: A Life-Span View (2nd ed.). Boston: Cengage Learning.
    Paperback ISBN: 9781305504585.
    Loose leaf (unbound with 3-hole punches) ISBN: 9781305859760

    American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
    ISBN 1433805618