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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-

  117. doi:10.1037/a0012866

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

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It has been noted that depression is consistently higher in women compared to their gender
counterparts. Whereas there is no definite and authoritative explanation on why this is the case
but gender differences have been attributed to e the causative factors.
There is a trivial basis on which the depression in the women could be attributed to the biological
differences. This is because of the role of hormones is more pronounceable in women than in
men. This implies that the depletion of estrogen in women during menopause has been proved to
produce depression and the hot flashes. This implies that the hormones could be becoming more
active in teenage girls than in the teenage boys. This may not imply so much but it is just one
way to view the debate of depression in the women.
There is another explanation that women depression could be explained through heredity. The
hypothesis implies that the gene responsible for depression could be located in the xchromosome. If this hypothesis is to hold true, then the fact that women have two xchromosomes they are more likely to work against the women and ...

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