PSY 202 - Developmental Psychology - Adolescence
A discussion of issues and theoretical perspectives in the study of adolescence, with particular focus on the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional changes that occur during adolescence. This includes the examination of identity formation, sexuality, family relationships, peer relationships, and moral development. This course will also discuss challenges facing adolescents today. Three class hours.
Prerequisite: PSY 101.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the developmental perspective and its relationship to adolescent development.
2. Compare and contrast the major theoretical approaches used to understand adolescent development.
3. Relate key concepts of the scientific method to research in adolescent development.
4. Identify how the interaction among various hereditary and environmental influences impacts normal and abnormal adolescent development.
5. Synthesize how biological, cognitive and social-emotional processes influence adolescent development.
6. Analyze critical current issues within the field and their impact on the development of today’s adolescents.
7. Apply principles of adolescent development to practical situations that involve interacting with adolescents.
Course Offered Fall and Spring