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PSYCH 321

Developmental Psychology: Adolescence

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Development and maturation during adolescence; research methodology.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

PSYCH 321 can substitute for PSYCH 320. Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Subject Test.

Title

4. Analyze and critically evaluate ideas about adolescence

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view about adolescence. Measurement: Research papers.

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1. Understand and remember the basic developments in adolescence

Learning Outcome

Students will understand and remember the basic developments that occur during adolescence, the basic patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior characteristic of adolescents, and the important individual and contextual influences on adolescent psychology and development. Measurement: Multiple choice and short essay questions.

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2. Understand key concepts in adolescent psychology literature

Learning Outcome

Students will understand the key concepts and theories that are predominant in the literature on adolescent psychology and development. Measurement: Multiple choice and short essay questions.

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3. Effectively communicate about adolescent psychology

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to more effectively communicate verbally and in writing about adolescence. Measurement: Research papers.

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5. Apply knowledge of adolescent psychology to real-world issues

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply knowledge of adolescence to address real-world issues. Measurement: Short writing assignments and in-class activities.