Psych of Adolescence

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Psychology
Course Number: 
332
Institution: 
Amherst College

In this course we will examine adolescent behavior from the perspective of psychologists, sociologists, historians, and anthropologists. We will look at theories of adolescent development, empirical research studies, first person accounts written by adolescents, and narratives about adolescents written by journalists and novelists. We will cover the psychological and social changes that accompany and follow the physiological changes of puberty and the acquisition of new cognitive capacities. Topics include the role of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and sexuality in the formation of identity; changing relationships with family and peers; the development of intimate relationships; and the opportunities and constraints posed by neighborhoods and schools. The course aims to help students become more critical readers of and writers about the empirical and theoretical literature on adolescence.


Requisite: PSYC 227. Open to juniors and seniors. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester.  Professor Aries.


 

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
PSYC-332-01-1314S

Course Sections

Psych of Adolescence
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Elizabeth Aries ejaries@amherst.edu W 02:00PM-04:30PM MERR 314