2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

PSY 332 Psychology of Adolescence

3 hours 

The course deals with various aspects of typical and atypical development in adolescence, from the transition out of childhood to the transition into adulthood. Such topics as hormonal and physical changes, cognitive development (Piagetian, information-processing and psychometric views), the peer group, friendships, parent-adolescent interactions, sex roles and identity formation, sexuality, delinquency, drug abuse, suicide, and psychological disorders in adolescents may be discussed. Whenever possible, developmental issues in adolescence are considered from a cross-cultural as well as historical perspective. Readings will focus on both basic developmental theory and applied research.




ENG 201, PSY 101 and PSY 231