What does research show regarding the tendency for adolescents to make bad decisions?

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For this assignment you will write a minimum 4 page expository paper analyzing the theoretical cognitive processes involved in decision making. Specifically, you will discuss decision making in the context of bad decision making by adolescents. Please utilize the following case study in developing your paper:
Tim is a 17-year-old male who is on summer break from school. Tims friends asked him to go with them on Friday night to a party in a nearby large city. However, Tims parents have forbidden him from traveling to the town and have explicitly told him that he cannot go. Tims parents are aware that the friends he would like to go with have gotten into legal trouble in the past for underage drinking, however, Tim assured his parents that they would not be drinking and would not get into any trouble. After Tim informed his friends that he could not go, they began pressuring him to sneak out of his home and go with them anyway. Due to the pressure from his peers, Tim snuck out of his house and went with them to the party. While Tim was at the party, a noise complaint was made due to loud music, and the police were dispatched to the party to investigate the complaint. Tim and his friends were detained by the police and he had to call his parents to have them pick him up from the police station.
Include the following in your paper:
What does research show regarding the tendency for adolescents to make bad decisions?
What factors impact bad decision-making during adolescence? (describe at least 3)
What regions of the brain are implicated in bad decision making from a developmental perspective?
Analyze how Bayess Theorem can be applied to the case study including the following:
How can prior probability, conditional probability, and posterior probability be applied to the decision-making process?
Do humans reason in the fashion described by Bayess theorem? Why or why not?
How do the following apply to the case study based on Bayess Theorem:
Base-rate neglect
Conservatism
Probability matching
Gamblers fallacy
Utilizing your knowledge of cognitive psychology and decision making, how might Tims parents have better prevented Tims poor decision?
Your assignment should be a minimum 4 page expository essay, not including the title and reference pages, and should include the following elements:
Title page: Provide your name, title of assignment, course and section number, and date.
Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs.
Your responses should reflect professional writing standards, using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct and accurate, and reflect knowledge of skills and practice in the human service profession.
Reference page: Sources listed in APA format.
Include a minimum of three scholarly or academic sources to support your responses and conclusions.
Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced and left aligned.
Use standard 1″ margins on all sides.
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Sentences are well developed.

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and
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the following:

Clear and logical organization paragraphs.

Sentences are well developed.

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and
punctuation.
Writing includes less than half
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Clear and logical organization paragraphs.

Sentences are well developed.

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and
punctuation.
Assignment does not meet the
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Criteria 5
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APA Style (10%)
APA Style
includes all of the following:

Clearly written in Standard English.

References or academic sources
as required, including in-text citation(s).

Paraphrased correctly and
accurately; direct quotes used minimally.

Formatted correctly using either
APA style or provided template.
APA Style
includes a majority of the following:

Clearly written in Standard English.

References or academic sources
as required, including in-text citation(s).

Paraphrased correctly and
accurately; direct quotes used minimally.

Formatted correctly using either
APA style or provided template.
APA Style
includes less than half of the following:

Clearly written in Standard English.

References or academic sources
as required, including in-text citation(s).

Paraphrased correctly and
accurately; direct quotes used minimally.

Formatted correctly using either
APA style or provided template.
Assignment does not meet the
minimum criteria.
Maximum
Total Points
70
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Minimum
Total Points
57
43
1 point minimum
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Updated
10/7/2020