Tompkins Cortland Community College

PSYC207 - Adolescent Psychology

Physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of the adolescent (age 12 through 17) and emerging adult (age 18-20) are studied from multiple psychological and developmental perspectives. Emphasis is placed on normative experiences, cultural differences, as well as problems adolescents and emerging adults face as they mature in today's rapidly changing society. Methods of research in the field and concepts such as intellectual development, identity formation, moral development, gender roles, gender and sexual development, and family and peer relations are discussed. Special attention is given to recent developments in research and theory in the field. PSYC 207 fulfills the SUNY General Education Social Science requirement. .Prerequisites: RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; PSYC 103; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.