PSYCH 554 - Jr Sem: Adolesc & Young Adult

Junior Seminar: Developmental Issues of Adolescence & Young Adulthood. An examination of the theories, research, and empirical findings associated with biological, psychological, and social aspects of development in adolescence and young adulthood. Topics covered include issues surrounding identity, self-esteem, social and moral development, gender differences, family and peer relations, romantic relations and sexuality, influence of social media, and psychopathology. Examination of cultural variations in adolescent and young adulthood development is an underlying theme in most discussions. Our study emphasizes reading of selected primary sources, in-class discussion and presentation, and extensive writing, and culminates in a detailed research proposal. Prerequisites: PSYCH*206 and PSYCH 207; and one of PSYCH*160, PSYCH*162, or PSYCH*164 and permission of the instructor. Distribution Requirements: None.
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