Communications & Society
Prof.: T. Makana Chock T.A.: Zhang Di
Week 1: Overview
Why Are We Here?
What Do We Mean by _?
Why Do We Care? How Do We Use Media?
What Can We Do About it?
Why Are We Here?
Course Focus To Explore the Nature
Puberty and Biological Foundations
I. Why Study Physical Changes?
Major changes occur.
Adolescent reacts to the changes.
Others react to changes-parents, adults, peers.
Some changes directly affect behavior-moods.
Reactions Have Importa
Brain and Cognitive Development
Three Broad Ways to View Intelligence.
Emphasis on NATURE of
Piaget and Vygotsky.
Information processing view.
How do we take in, store, and retrieve informati
The Self and Identity
Why Emphasize the Study of Self Views During
Physical change may cause changes in self views.
New body image.
Others changing reactions to the self.
3. Changing competencies and abilities relate to
Thinking About Adolescent Sexuality
An Aspect of Normative Adolescent Development.
Transition to adulthood sexuality.
Culturally specific transition.
The Sexual Culture.
1. Mirrors views about sexuality within the broader
What is a family?
Families come in many flavors.
What about engaged couples?
Are there alternatives?
Families Have Characteristics
A. Composition-1 vs. 2 parent, stepparent, size, nuclear
Someone to play with.
What is a Peer?
Age is important.
Age less important.
Groups become more
Experiences and roles define peers.
Increase in Peer Contact During Adolescence
Problems in Adolescent Development
Explaining Problems in Development
Causes of Problems.
Developmental Psychopathology Approach.
Risks and outcomes.
More Stuff on Psychological Disorders and Treatment
Psychopathology: illness of the mind
Psychopharmacology: treating psychological problems using drugs
Illness is anatomical or physiological
The mind is not an organ, so th
Due on Dec. 7 by 5:00 pm! Need to have at least 5 sources
at least 3 of which need to be "scholarly" (journal articles) The other 2 can also be journal articles OR they can be other published sources (books, n
Definition: Study of the sickness of the mind or behavior Misnomer: abnormal behavior is a statistical concept and a mind cannot get sick Behavior disorders are real and have biological underpinnings.
Diagnostic and Statistical
Introduction and Method
Children viewed as adults.
B. The turn of the 20th Century G. S. Hallinvented
1. Adolescence as a time of lots of changes. Sturm und