Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.

Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the main theories of adolescence
  2. Identify important psychological processes in adolescence
  3. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of there search literature relevant to adolescent development and be able to critically evaluate this research.
  • Topics
    • Psychological theory and research into adolescence is investigated in terms of five domains
    • Biological
    • Cognitive
    • Emotional
    • Social
    • Systemic
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • SWI-PSS220

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

Special requirements

No special requirements

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 1 - Assignment (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Test — 6 Online (20%)

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 subject

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