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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2003

PSY 333T • Adolescent Development-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41080 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
SEA 2.108
REPP

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Exams 3, objective/short answer 75% Short exercises, 5-6 25%

Texts

Steinberg, L. Adolescence. (1999) Garrod, Adolescent Portraits

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