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Overview Of Adolescent Psychology

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This course provides an overview of theory and research on adolescent development aligned to the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity. Participants review how adolescents react to and cope with the influence of sociocultural context in society. In addition, participants analyze adolescent interactions with peers and family, gender and multicultural issues, and school and community settings.



This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Diversity Factors: Adolescent Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Identity

    • Describe the racial and ethnic composition of adolescents in the United States.
    • Analyze changes in self-concept and self-esteem during adolescence.

    • Identify patterns of interaction among diverse groups of adolescents.

    Social Issues: Alienation, Abuse and Addiction, Sexual Behaviors, and Stress

    • Identify potential causes of adolescent alienation.

    • Determine interventions for adolescent alienation.

    • Describe the physiological and sociological effects of alcohol, narcotics, prescription drugs, and tobacco.

    • Analyze common sexual behavior characteristics in adolescent development.

    • Explain factors that may cause stress in adolescents.

    Theoretical and Social Context

    • Compare traditional and current view of adolescent and cognitive development.
    • Explain the role of the evolving influences of education, technology, safety, and family in adolescent development.
    • Identify the leading human development theorists and their theories.

    Adolescent Relationships and Communication

    • Compare adolescent relationships with family and peer groups.

    • Explain how family and peer relationships shape adolescent educational and vocational decisions.
    • Describe the influence of peer relationships on adolescent development.

    • Analyze how media affects adolescents.

    Review

    • All objectives apply.

    Adolescent Development: Physical, Cognitive, Moral, Social, and Emotional

    • Identify the stages of physical development in adolescents.

    • Recognize cognitive, moral, social, and emotional development in adolescents.

    • Analyze moral reasoning and self-control in adolescent development.

    • Describe how adolescent societies, cultures, subcultures, and peers influence moral and social development.
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