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CPSY 4303 - Adolescent Psychology

This undergraduate course is designed to provide an introduction to development during adolescence, broadly defined as the second decade of life. The course will review the major theories of adolescent development and what is currently known about the biological, cognitive, and social development of adolescents in U.S society as well as cross-culturally. Much of the focus of the course will be on normative development, however, atypical development, current topics in adolescent research and public policy as well as psychopathologies that emerge in adolescence will also be considered.

Who should take this course?

Students who are interested in learning about how children develop biologically, cognitively, and socially in U.S. society and cross-culturally.

Students who are interested in pursuing careers or graduate work in social work, public policy, health sciences, and psychology.

What degree requirements might this class fulfill?

Child Psychology B.A.
Child Psychology B.S.
Child Psychology Minor
Psychology B.A.
Psychology B.S.

For official information about how this class would fulfill major requirements or college requirements, please consult your college adviser and your APAS. Access to your APAS report can be found under the Academics tab on MyU.

Psy 1001 Introduction to Psychology

Grading Basis:
A-F or audit


Terms this class is typically offered:
Fall, Spring and Summer (online).

Instructors who teach this class:
Henriette Warren

Sample syllabus
Link to PDF

Have additional questions about this class or need a permission number? Contact Meghan Eliason, Child Psychology Adviser, at