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2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 238 Adolescence

Examination of psychological, emotional, cognitive, peer, familial and social institutional forces on American adolescents. Considers adolescent reactions to these forces as they try to develop coherent, meaningful lives. Emphasizes “the sense of self” and the transitional nature of adolescence. Also examines learning problems, separation from family, delinquency, drug abuse, sexual behavior, vocational choices and the development of values.

Requires weekly field placement with an adolescent. Encourages use of own life material.

Prerequisite: PY 111  or equivalent or permission of the instructor.