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Unformatted text preview: Adolescent Development 01:830:333:03 MTh 12-1:20 Dr. Linnea Dickson Office: Tillett 101 (Psych. Dept.) Office Hours: Tues 9-11 or by appt 1 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Textbook Adolescence, by 13th ed. (12th okay) John Santrock Black&White edition available McGraw-Hill Higher Education ISBN: 978-0-07-337067-5 ISBN: 078-0-07-338261-6 (12th ed) 2 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 GRADING - Exams 3 In-semester exams Drop lowest exam Remaining 2 exams = 28% of course grade each (56% total) NO MAKE-UPS © L. Dickson 2010 3 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 GRADING - ICQs In-Class Questions (ICQs) 3x5 index cards – bring to every class – know your RU ID# approx. 12 - 15 ICQs over semester 1% point each 9% of course grade Wednesday, August 31, 2011 © L. Dickson 2010 4 GRADING - Final Final Exam: Tues, 12/22, 12-3PM 35% of course grade Cumulative portion Cannot be dropped © L. Dickson 2010 5 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Course Grades In-Class Questions: 9% 2 In-semester exams: 56% Final exam: 35% No Extra Credit assignments © L. Dickson 2010 6 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Other Important Stuff Academic Integrity http://academicintegrity.rutgers.edu/ integrity.shtml Learning Resource Center http://lrc.rutgers.edu/index.shtml. – Note taking – Multiple Choice Exam taking – Study skills Disability Services © L. Dickson 2010 7 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Adolescence The developmental period of transition from childhood to adulthood Everything is changing! © L. Dickson 2010 8 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Developmental Psychology The scientific study of changes in one or more of these areas over time Synonyms for Developmental Change: But not always! Can include: © L. Dickson 2010 9 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Developmental Theories: What they do DESCRIBE DESCRIBE EXPLAIN © L. Dickson 2010 10 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Developmental Theories: What are they good for? Organize Guide © L. Dickson 2010 11 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Judging Scientific Theories Logically sound – © L. Dickson 2010 12 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Judging Scientific Theories Empirically sound – © L. Dickson 2010 13 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Judging Scientific Theories Testable – © L. Dickson 2010 14 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Judging Scientific Theories Parsimonious – – © L. Dickson 2010 15 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Judging Scientific Theories Reasonably Expansive – – © L. Dickson 2010 16 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Judging Scientific Theories How do the major Developmental Theories stack up? – Nobody’s perfect – Freud: – Piaget: © L. Dickson 2010 17 Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3 Major Developmental Issues Overarching questions about the causes and shape of developmental change Every theory takes a stand Wednesday, August 31, 2011 © L. Dickson 2010 18 Major Developmental Issue #1 NATURE v. NURTURE Question addressed: – Two sides: • Nature – – • Nurture - Environment (biological and social): – – Wednesday, August 31, 2011 19 © L. Dickson 2010 Major Developmental Issue #2 CONTINUITY v. DISCONTINUITY Question Addressed: – Two Sides • Continuous: – • Discontinuous: – – Wednesday, August 31, 2011 20 © L. Dickson 2010 Major Developmental Issue #3 STABILITY v. CHANGE Question Addressed: – Two Sides: • Stability: – – – • Change: – – Wednesday, August 31, 2011 21 © L. Dickson 2010 ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/09/2011 for the course PSYCHLOGY 333 taught by Professor Dickson during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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