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Name:Adolescent Psychology
Description:This course provides a general introduction to the study of adolescent psychology by presenting current issues, theories, research, and methodology in the field. Topics include an overview of physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development in adolescence. In addition, an introduction to disorders, contemporary perspectives on the etiology of disorders, as well as assessment and treatment of various disorders will be presented.
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N

Course Objectives

"To gain a deeper understanding of the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of adolescents and the multiplicity of factors that influence their development in each of these areas
"To use the major psychological approaches such as the biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and ecological theories to help understand adolescents.
"To understand the complexity of adolescents in the contexts of their families, peer relationships, schools, and cultures.
"To explore the significance of achievement, career development, and work in the growth and development of adolescents.
"To understand the possible causal factors, effects, prevention, and treatment strategies for dealing with psychological problem such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and juvenile delinquency which may have an onset during adolescence.
"To find empowering ways of relating to adolescents that support, encourage, and challenge them in healthy ways to gain self-esteem and develop their potential.
To ask questions and learn how to search for answers.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
F 2016 (none) Lepley $0 $0 $0
F 2016 TEENAGE BRAIN 9780062067852 JENSEN 15 HARP PUB Lepley $0 $13 $0 $0
F 2016 WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS 9781609180355 LASER 11 GUILFORD Lepley $0 $35 $25 $0
F 2015 WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS 9781609180355 LASER 11 GUILFORD Lepley $0 $35 $0
F 2015 DISAPPEARING GIRL 9780452287105 MACHOIAN 5 PENG RAND Lepley $17 $0 $0
F 2014 WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS 9781609180355 LASER 11 Lepley $44 $0 $0
F 2014 UNLEASHING THE POTENTIAL OF TEENAGE BRAIN (P) 9781412942492 CORBIN Lepley $35 $0 $0
F 2012 Working With Adolescents 978-1-60918-035-5 Laser, Julie Anne / 2011 Guilford Press Lepley $40 $30 $0
F 2012 Disappearing Girl : Learning the Language of Teenage Depress 978-0-452-28710-5 Machoian, Lisa 2005 Plume Books Lepley $16 $12 $0
S 2009 SECRETS OF THE TEENAGE BR 1-890460-42-7 FEINSTEIN NACSCORP Lepley $20 $15
S 2009 TEENS WHO HURT: CLINICAL 1-59385-440-4 HARDY GUILFORD PRESS Lepley $34 $26
S 2007 ADOLESCENCE 0-07-322875-3 SANTROCK 11 MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHI Lepley $115 $86
S 2006 SANTROCK C" ADOLESCE Lepley $0 $102