Psychology of Adolescence - 2016

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Unit summary

PSY20003

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Evaluation (20%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of the processes of human growth and change during adolescence including the main methods used to study adolescent development. Specifically, the unit aims to provide students with an understanding of the basic issues in adolescent development: physical, emotional, cognitive and moral, including values, religious views, culture, influences of schools, families and friends. The main theories of development pertinent to adolescence are presented to students as well as issues around health, stress, coping and behaviour al problems. Students will also be introduced to environmental influences on adolescent development and their contribution to individual difference

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of there search literature relevant to adolescent development and be able to critically evaluate this research.
  2. Convey a high level of knowledge about adolescents’ psychological functioning and their behaviour in general.
  3. Display high level writing skills.
  4. Work independently with a high level of responsibility and accountability in relation to their professional performance.
  • Evaluation (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Journal (30%)
  • Test (10%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • PSS220 — Psychology of Adolescence

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1The nature of development
2History and science
3Theory and research
4Biological bases - puberty
5Cognitive development
6Identity, personality and emotions
7Gender
8Sexuality
9Moral development
10Families and peers
11Schools, achievement, work and career
12Culture
13Health
14Stress and coping
15Adolescent problems and disorders

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Adolescence

    By:Santrock

    ISBN: 9780078117183

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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