PSY215 Adolescent Psychology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY215 Adolescent Psychology 3 0 6
Prerequisite PSY103 It is a prerequisite to
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Course Objectives The course aims to equip the students with knowledge about physical, cognitive, social and emotional development during adolescence. The course will develop critical thinking skills about psychological challenges in adolescent period and its influence on development in adulthood period. Students will explore today’s threats to adolescents’ well-being
Textbook Feldman, R. (2018), Development Across the life Span, Pearson , USA, Chapters from 11 to 15
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the physical changes adolescents experience as the body reaches puberty
  2. Summarize how different approaches explain adolescent cognitive develpment in adolescent
  3. Describe how self-concept and self-esteem develop during adolescence
  4. Identify the dangers adolescents face as they deal with the stresses of their age
  5. Discuss what it means to be popular and unpopular in adolescence and how adolescents respond to peer pressure
Teaching Methods Lectures with PP presentations and tutorial classes. Active tutorial sessions for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. Team projects and individual task that involve their presentation regarding to relevant topic. Debates in class regarding appropriate subjects.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introductory lecture
Week 2 Physical development in adolescence Chapter 11 part 1
Week 3 Body image, nutrition, and eating disorders Chapter 11 part 2
Week 4 Theories of Cognitive Development in adolescence Chapter 11 part 3
Week 5 School performance in adolescence period Chapter 11 part 4
Week 6 Threats to Adolescents’ Well-Being Chapter 11 part 5
Week 7 MIDTERM EXAM all relevant chapters
Week 8 Emotional development in adolescence Self-Concept and Self-Esteem Chapter 12 part 1
Week 9 Identity formation in Adolescence Chapter 12 part 2
Week 10 Psychological Difficulties in Adolescence Chapter 12 part 3
Week 11 From Research to Practice: Empathy in Adolescence all relevant chapters
Week 12 Relationships: Family and Friends Chapter 12 part 4
Week 13 Dating, Sexual Behavior, and Teenage Pregnancy Chapter 12 part 5
Week 14 Student projects all relevant chapters
Week 15 Course Review and preparation for final exam all relevant chapters
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Assignments 1 15 1,2,3,4,5
Midterm Exam 1 40 1,2,3
Class Participation 5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Mid-term exam study 5 7 35
Assignments 2 13 26 Assignments 2 13 26
Home Study 1 12 12
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
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