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Psychology of Adolescence
Study the physical, cognitive and emotional changes adolescents experience when they grow from children into teenagers. Observe adolescent behaviour, and see how school, family and friends influence their development. Explore gender and sexuality.
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- 28 Nov 2022
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the main theories of adolescence;
- Identify important psychological processes in adolescence;
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of there search literature relevant to adolescent development and be able to critically evaluate this research.
- Psychological theory and research into adolescence is investigated in terms of five domains
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- SWI-PSS220 (Not currently available)
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics
- SWI-STA102 (Not currently available)
- SWI-PSY10004-Psychology 101 (No longer available)
- SWI-PSS120 (Not currently available)
- SWI-PSY10008-Fundamentals of Psychology (No longer available)
- SWI-PSY10003-Psychology 100 (No longer available)
- SWI-PSS110 (Not currently available)
- SWI-PSY10007-Brain and Behaviour (No longer available)
- Other requirements -
Students are required to use REVEL for Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach ‐‐ Access Card, 6th Edition
This subject provides students with an understanding of the processes of human growth and change during adolescence. Theories of development pertinent to adolescence are presented to students as well as issues around health, stress, coping and behavioural problems.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Assignment (40%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Test — Online (20%)
Current study term: 27 Nov 22 to 26 Feb 23
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