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Course Syllabus

Donna Axton - Fall 2012 - PSYC 304

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-!!3 4 - Introduction .&esda- A&4&st 21 - <ve#vie5 o3 co&#se content, 4oals and lea#nin4 o,;ectives% .0&#sda- , A&4&st 23 1 'isto#- o3 t0e st&d- o3 Adolescent Development 7eadin4 d&e+ K.0e St&d- o3 Adolescent Development pps%1-20 -!!3 5 - - at is %oin% on . ysically durin% t is time6 .&esda-, A&4&st 28 1 7eadin4 d&e+K(iolo4ical .#ansitionsL pps% 24- H .0&#sda-, A&4&st 30 -!!3 7 - - at is %oin% on mentally6 .&esda-, Septem,e# 4 1 7eadin4 d&e+ Co4nitive .#ansitionsL- pps% H1-?1 .0&#sda-, Sept H -!!3 8 - #o9 adolescents interact socially.#o9 t is is in flu/. .&esda- , Septem,e# 11 1 7eadin4 d&e KSocial .#ansitionsL pps% ?4-12 .0&#sda-, Septem,e# 13 -!!3 :- T e effect of family life on adolescents. Positi2e and ne%ati2e effects. .&esda-, Septem,e# 18 7eadin4 d&e+ KFamiliesL - pps% 130-1 0 .0&#sda-, Septem,e# 20 - -!!3 ; < T e influence and im.ortance of .eer %rou.s .&esda-, Septem,e# 2 7eadin4 d&e+ KPee# 4#o&psL pps% 1H2-1?4 .0&#sda-, Septem,e# 2" -!!3 =- #o9 t e education system el.s and inders t e de2elo.in% adolescent. .&esda-, <cto,e# 2 7eadin4 d&e+ KSc0oolsL pps% 1?8-22? .0&#sda-, <cto,e# 4 -!!3 > < $id-term 9ee? .&esda-, <cto,e# ? $I)T!R$ .0&#sda-, <cto,e# 11- 1 )id-te#m essa-s d&e%

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-!!3 @ < T e effect of mass media on self-esteemA socialiBation. .&esda-, <cto,e# 1H 7eadin4 d&e, )ass )edia pps% 232-2H3 .0&#sda-, <cto,e# 18 -!!3 4C- T e time of searc in% for identity. - o am I6 .&esda-, <cto,e# 23 1 7eadin4 d&e+ K9dentit-L pps 2H8-2??% .0&#sda-, <cto,e# 2 -!!3 44 < #o9 do I relate as an indi2idual6 - at are my stren%t s and resources6 .&esda-, <cto,e# 30 7eadin4 d&e+ KA&tonom-L - pps% 302-330 .0&#sda-, Fovem,e# 1-!!3 45 < T e de2elo.ment of intimacy. .&esda-, Fovem,e# H 1 7eadin4 d&e+ K9ntimac-L pps% 334-3H .0&#sda-, Fovem,e# 8-!!3 47 < Se/uality as a .o9erful focus for disco2ery. .&esda-, Fovem,e# 13 7eadin4 d&e+ KSex&alit-L pps% 3H8-401 .0&#sda- , Fovem,e# 1 T#+N3S,I1IN, R!C!SS: Fovem,e# 1?- 23 -!!3 48 < T e im.ortance of %oals and mo2in% to9ards t em. .&esda-, Fovem,e# 2"7eadin4 d&e+ KAc0ievementL pps% 404-431 .0&#sda-, Fovem,e# 2? -!!3 4: < -ays de2elo.ment can be bloc?ed or s?e9ed. .&esda-, Decem,e# 47eadin4 d&e+ KPs-c0osocial P#o,lemsL pps% 434-4H0 (Fo class on Dec Ht0 1 st&d- da-E *IN+& !D+$ < .0&#sda-, Decem,e# 13t0, 8am- 11 am Do&c0ME

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