Adolescent Psychology –
This course provides an overview of adolescent development, including the biological, cognitive, and social changes during the period between childhood and adulthood. The psychosocial developmental period is explored, and current trends and methods of teaching and learning in a middle school are examined and practiced.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.
Fundamental Changes During Adolescence
- Examine biological transitions in adolescence including puberty and somatic development.
- Examine cognitive transitions during adolescence.
- Evaluate popular theoretical perspectives on adolescent thinking.
- Analyze changes in social status.
- Identify the process of social redefinition.
- Compare and contrast the theoretical perspectives of the adolescent identity crisis.
- Examine the development of emotional and behavioral autonomy.
- Assess the importance of intimacy and sexuality as adolescent issues.
- Examine psychosocial problems in adolescence.
- Utilize technology to access reliable adolescent development resources from electronic media.
Contexts of Adolescence
- Examine adolescent relationships with family and peer groups.
Contexts of Adolescence Cont.
- Inspect the role of the school in adolescent development.
Middle-Level Factors, Characteristics, and Effects on Adolescence
- Classify factors that affect adolescent achievement in middle school.
Middle-Level Factors, Characteristics, and Effects on Adolescence Cont.
- Evaluate characteristics of effective middle-level instruction, management, and organization.
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- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.