PSY 207 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)

The purpose of the course is to give students an understanding of the issues and concerns associated with the adolescent period. Some of the topics covered include: physical development, cognitive changes, sexuality, peer relationships, drug use, delinquency, and teenage pregnancy. Students will gain an understanding of the issues confronting adolescents and what impacts decisions adolescents make. Theoretical emphasis is placed upon the interaction between environment and heredity in explaining adolescent's new awareness of issues that concern them. Prerequisite: PSY 103.