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Lauren Montgomery
TPSYCH 321
Tacoma Campus

Adolescent Psychology

Explores the multiple contexts of adolescents' lives, including the interactions of biology, psychology, and sociocultural aspects of development. Prerequisite: either TPSYCH 100 or PSYCH 101

Class description

This course establishes a basic understanding of adolescence as a developmental and a cultural phenomenon. It examines adolescence from biologic, emotional, cognitive and moral perspectives to shed light on the universal human qualities of this stage of development. It also looks at how the universally human aspects of development are influenced and modified by cultural, ethnic, social, technological and environmental influences. Ultimately, the objective is to provide a thorough ground of insight and knowledge from which to perceive and understand any and all manifestations of adolescence, wherever they may be encountered, and to understand how to help guide people and processes through this important developmental stage. The class will use lectures, exams, large and small group discussions, writing assignments and other projects to accomplish this.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Lauren Montgomery
Date: 09/06/2011