UMass Amherst KIN 100 - Adolescence syllabus 2018 (2) (6 pages)

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Kin 100 - Introduction to Kinesiology

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University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Psychological Brain Sciences Tobin Hall 135 Hicks Way Amherst MA 01003 9271 Psychology 355 Adolescent Psychology Spring 2018 3 credits T Th 8 30 a m 9 45 a m Section 1 Professor David G Scherer Ph D 610 Tobin 545 4304 dscherer psych umass edu Office Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 00 11 00 and by appointment Graduate Teaching Assistant Lauren Haliczer MA 603 Tobin Hall lhaliczer umass edu Office Hours Wednesdays 10 30 11 30 and by appointment Text Steinberg L 2014 Adolescence 11th Edition Boston McGraw Hill Course Description and Objectives This course is an overview of adolescent development and the major psychological issues that occur during adolescence The course is designed to provide students with a foundation for understanding key issues that affect the lives of adolescents Specifically students taking this course will learn about the physiological and psychological changes that adolescents undergo how the ecological contexts that adolescents inhabit affect their growth and behavior how their interpersonal relationships with family members and peers transform and the risks and vulnerabilities of adolescents for developing problem behaviors and psychopathology This course is a good prerequisite for students who anticipate working in applied settings with adolescents or who aspire to pursue graduate studies in psychology and human service fields There are several goals I hope to achieve in teaching this course First I intend to acquaint students with the major psychological themes that dominate adolescent development and the empirical foundations that support this knowledge A second goal is to develop students understanding of the physiological and neurological changes that occur during adolescence and how these changes interact with adolescents social Please note that lectures in this course are scheduled to be recorded Every effort will be made to not video any student the system is designed to capture the



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