PSY 333T • Adolescent Development-W
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
This course surveys the developmental events that distinguish the transition from childhood to adulthood as a unique period in the life span. For example, we explore the issues of: puberty, the onset of intimate relationships, and identity formation. We also examine how the adolescent's heightened capacity for abstract thinking impacts not only academic problem solving, but also reasoning about interpersonal experiences. These 'special' issues of adolescence are considered within the contexts of family, peers, school, and the media.
Exams 3, objective/short answer; 3 writing assignments; out-of-class group projects; class presentations.
Steinberg, L. Adolescence. (2005)
Garrod, Adolescent Portraits (2005)