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EPY 243 Adolescent Development

A study of the psychology and development of the adolescent that focuses on the development of self-governance and identity during early, middle, and late adolescence. An ecological perspective will be presented that emphasizes the role that risk and protective factors play in cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development. Special attention will be given to the role that culture and diversity play on these developmental processes and outcomes, and to activities that promote resiliency. Theory and research are presented in the context of practical application with an emphasis on implications for working and understanding adolescents in educational settings. Not open to first semester freshmen. Fulfills diversity requirement. Offered in Fall. (L11)