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Viewing: PSYC 3112 : Psychology of Adolescence

Last approved: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:26:07 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:23:13 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology (PSYC)
Psychology of Adolescence
Psychology of Adolescence
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PSYC 2101 and PSYC 2013


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Psychological characteristics and problems peculiar to adolescence, with emphasis on application of psychology to the solution of such problems.
 Identify development factors unique to the adolescent phase of life;
 Better define your own adolescence as compared to what studies say is “normal”;
 Apply different developmental theories to explain factors that affect both positive and negative outcomes for adolescents;
 Understand the impact current federal policies such as the federal and state education laws, family welfare laws, and mental health policies has on adolescent development;
 Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate ways in which our youth can be better served so that fewer teenagers experience disruptive transitions into adulthood;
 Suggest research designs and areas of need that might help better allocate services that can foster more successful adolescent transitions;
 Search professional, peer-reviewed journals of psychology to find relevant, current research to support your views on adolescent development;
 Appreciate how an understanding adolescent psychology can be applied across a range of careers: medicine, education, advertising, criminal justice, and parenting.
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CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives
The prerequisites were never changed when our curriculum reform was submitted and approved. (Most changed were made before I became chair but this one was apparently not.)
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