PSY 425 Seminar on Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood, 3 credits

This seminar explores development during adolescence and emerging adulthood, and focuses on describing and explaining both normative development and individual differences. Students will analyze contemporary theories and current research on salient issues in adolescence and emerging adulthood, such as puberty, neurological and cognitive development, identity, dating and sexuality, family and peer relationships, school and work, and racial, ethnic, and cultural influences. We will also consider adolescent problems such as delinquency, drug and alcohol use, depression, and eating disorders.

Prerequisite: Psy 275. Fall even years