Physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development of adolescents and young adults in context of family, relationships, and culture.
In this course, students will examine the normative changes that adolescents and emerging and young adults experience in physiological/biological, social/emotional, and cognitive domains. In addition, the course covers multiple and diverse contexts in which adolescent and emerging and young adult development occur including family and peer relationships, and at a broader level, the areas of school, work, and culture. This course also explores problems in adolescence and emerging and young adulthood including health risk behaviors. Throughout the course, identity and ecological issues related to adolescents’ and emerging and young adults’ experiences vary as a function of their gender, sexual orientation, income, education, race/ethnicity and other critical factors of their ecology.
Course Learning Objectives
• Examine the principal processes and core developmental theories related to both typical and atypical adolescent and emerging and young adult development.
• Identify, examine, and understand contextual frameworks and ecology that influence adolescent and emerging and young adult development.
• Demonstrate and apply theory and empirical research relevant to adolescent and emerging and young adult development.
• Access, critically evaluate, and apply multiple forms of information (e.g., websites, internet sources, parenting information, and other media sources) related to adolescent and emerging and young adult development.
• Acknowledge, differentiate, and analyze multiple points of view, including diverse and multicultural influences and perspectives relevant to adolescent and emerging and young adult development.
• Demonstrate effective written and/or oral communication skills appropriate to theoretical, practical, and/or ethical situations related to adolescent and emerging and young adult development.
• Demonstrate an understanding of professional skills, including ethical and culturally sensitive standards of conduct, as relevant to adolescent and emerging and young adult development.
IMPORTANT: ONLINE PROCTORED EXAMS ARE REQUIRED. This course has online exams that require proctoring through Proctortrack, an online proctoring service. Proctortrack allows you to take the exam from your home but requires that your computer has a webcam and a microphone, and that you have a mirror to use for a room scan. For full system specifications, please visit: http://www.proctortrack.com/technical-requirements/. The cost of Proctortrack is included in the cost of the course. However, students are responsible for purchasing any hardware (e.g., microphone, webcam) that may be needed for exams taken with Proctortrack.
This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see http://www.online.colostate.edu/current-students/proctoring.dot for detailed instructions. For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students (RDS); for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center.
This course can be applied towards:
HDFS 101 (Individual and Family Development) or PSY 100 (General Psychology); completion of 30 credits.
All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment.
If you register for this course after the start of the term, please contact the instructor at the time of registration. By contacting the instructor, you ensure you are added to the CANVAS section as soon as possible and have access to the course and details about the class requirements.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach, Books a la Carte bundled with MyPsychLab*, 5th Ed. (2013)
Arnett, Jeffrey J.
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
Amer. Psych. Assn.
*Purchase textbook as bundled with MyPsychLab. Note that MyVirtualTeen is required for this course. MyVirtualTeen comes as part of MyPsychLab package.
Dr. Julie Taylor