PSY 253 : Adolescent Psychology
This course focuses on the development of the adolescent. The major theories regarding adolescents, with emphasis on their attitudes, values, motives, and problems of adjustment are studied. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Three lecture hours per week.
- Demonstrate knowledge of how scientific methodology is applied to the study of adolescent psychology.
- Critically analyze major theories that explain adolescent behavior.
- Compare and contrast the impact of social settings on adolescent behavior.
- Describe the effects of cognitive development on adolescent behavior.
- Analyze psychosocial factors that influence adolescent behavior.