Florida International University Psychology Department Psychology of Adolescence DEP 3305, Section P80 Mondays, 6:25 pm - 9:00 pm Fall 2014 Instructor: Dr. Maria Reid Email: [email protected] or on Blackboard. Office Hours: Mondays, 5:00 pm - 6: 00 pm Office Location: will be announced in class Course Description: This course is intended to provide a basic introduction to psychology of adolescence. Consideration will be given to: (1) fundamental changes of adolescence such as biological, cognitive, and social processes, (2) contexts of adolescence such as families, peer groups, schools, and work/leisure, and (3) psychosocial development during adolescence such as identity, autonomy, intimacy, sexuality, achievement, and psychological adversities. Course Objectives A. At the end of the course the student should be familiar with the content of each of these major themes of adolescent development. B. The student should be able to identify clinical implications in adolescent development. C. The student should be able to link course concepts with current adolescent controversial issues. Required: Adolescence, Laurence Steinberg, 10 th edition, McGraw-Hill Publishers, ISBN: 978-0073532110 Online Access This is a web assisted course and can be located on
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