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Psychology of the Adolescent

Course Prefix: 
PY
Course Number: 
254
Course Credits: 
3

This course will provide students with knowledge about the biological, cognitive and socioemotional processes that are characteristic of adolescence. The course will be a comprehensive overview of the history of the field of adolescent development and of current lifespan developmental issues pertinent to this field of study. Students will be familiarized with the various theories of adolescent development and the field of adolescent development research. Students in the course will be able to discuss the biological, cognitive, socioemotional and cultural aspects of the development of adolescent behavior. Prerequisite: PY 201. (Program goals 1, 3, 7)