Adolescent Psychology (Revision 7)
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Area of Study: Social Science
PSYC 350 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Psychology 350: Adolescent Psychology examines the physical, cognitive, social, and moral development of adolescents in the contexts of family, peers, school, work, and the media. It discusses major theories, methods of studying adolescents, adolescent development, and contemporary adolescent issues and concerns (e.g., work, school, media, sexuality, and suicide).
This course should be useful to parents, teachers, students, and any individuals who deal with adolescents in their life and work.
Unit 1: Fundamentals of Adolescent Psychology
- Lesson 1: Introduction
- Lesson 2: Biological Foundations
- Lesson 3: Cognitive Foundations
Unit 2: The Roles of Culture, Gender, and the Self in Adolescent Development
- Lesson 4: Cultural Beliefs
- Lesson 5: Gender
- Lesson 6: The Self
Unit 3: Intimate Contexts for Adolescents
- Lesson 7: Family Relationships
- Lesson 8: Friends and Peers
- Lesson 9: Dating, Love, and Sexuality
Unit 4: Adolescents in Their Larger Contexts
- Lesson 10: School
- Lesson 11: Work
- Lesson 12: Media
Unit 5: Problems and Resilience
- Lesson 13: Problems and Resilience
To receive credit for PSYC 350, you must complete the five unit quizzes, a written assignment, and the final exam. You must achieve a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the final examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Unit Quizzes (5 quizzes)||Written Assignment||Final Exam||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Arnett, J. J. (2013). Adolescence and emerging adulthood: A cultural approach (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
A print version of the eText can be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided in the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 7, July 10, 2014.
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Updated December 19 2016 by Student & Academic Services