Syllabus for PSY 3105 D, Winter 2015
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University of Ottawa
School of Psychology
Psychology of Adolescence PSY 3105 D
David Collins, Ph.D.
PSY3105A Midterm Anki
Adolescence is a life stage between the time puberty begins and the time adult status is approached,
when young people are preparing to take on the roles and responsibilities of adulthood in their culture.
Beginning in about 1500, yo
-this book takes a cultural approach to understanding development in adolescence by
examining the ways that cultures differ in what they allow adolescents to do, the different
things that cultures teach adolescents to believe, and the diffe
Psychology of the Adolescence
4 Characteristics between Gifted or Not: by Winner, Sternberg, and Clinkenbread
- Shown at an early age
- Read, write, and do math at a younger age than normal - Giftedness in music, art, and
Gender Identity = psychological sense of being female or male; may not match our
anatomy 18 months (1.5 years) = children HAVE a sense of their ANATOMIC gender.
3 years = children have firm sense of gender identity.
3 to 7/8 yrs i.e. Early Chil
Chapter 1 Summary
Adolescence: Past, Present, Future
Major themes of the book:
An ecological systems approach - looking at the ways an adolescents
development affects, and is affected by, changes in the family, the peer group,
the school, and broader so
Chapter 3 Summary
Adolescence is marked by far-reaching changes in cognition or thinking. While teens learn a great deal about
themselves and the world, the ways they are able to take in, analyze, and understand this information change
Chapter 2 Summary
Puberty & Physical Development
Puberty is the beginning of a process of physical and sexual development that has far reaching
psychological and social effects as well. The biological changes of adolescence also raise
important health iss
Chapter 10 Summary
Adolescence is marked by the development of close friendships, the emergence of romantic
relationships, and the transition to sexual activity.
While even preschool children have friendships, several features of adolescence favo