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PS 221 Overview

Adolescent psychology examines the period of adolescence from a biological, cognitive, social and cultural perspective. These forces combine to produce both the similarities and differences that adolescents experience in the transition between childhood and adulthood. The period of adolescence is variable in societal recognition, definition and duration. Psychological research and theories provide the lens by which we can view adolescent issues and experiences. We will specifically see how cultural, social and historical expectations and interactions influence adolescent development. This course may be used toward an advanced core certificate. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or department consent. Students majoring or minoring in psychology must take PS 101 before taking this course.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • PS