GISP EDPSYCH 4116/5116 Psychology of Adolescence -- 2 unit(s)

Psychological concepts applied to adolescent intellectual, physical and psychosocial behaviors; designed to improve understanding of, and relationships with, adolescents and their search for identity.

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UNI students: EDPSYCH 2030 or equivalent or consent of instructor; junior standing.
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Professional Fields distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Radhi Al-Mabuk, Professor

Santrock, J. W. Adolescence. 2001/8th edition. Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill.

Additional Course Materials

Students taking this course for undergraduate credit are required to write two article critiques, two pages in length for each. Students taking the course for graduate credit are required to write four article critiques. You may choose articles published between 1999 and the present in the following journals: Adolescence, Journal of Adolescence, Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Adolescent Research, Youth & Society, Human Development, Child Development, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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