SOW-PSB3DH55E
Adolescence: Chances and Risks
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-PSB3DH55E
Credits (ECTS)4
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Psychology;
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
prof. dr. A.H.N. Cillessen
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Lecturer
prof. dr. M. Kleemans
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Lecturer
dr. E.W.M. Rommes
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dr. A.P.J. Scheres
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Examiner
dr. A.P.J. Scheres
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Academic year2017
Period
PER4  (16/04/2018 to 13/07/2018)
Starting block
PER4
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
You will:
  1. Gain insight into the most important developmental transitions and milestones in this age period
  2. Enhance your ability to critically evaluate theories, methodologies, and empirical findings
  3. Expand your knowledge regarding protective and risk factors for optimal cognitive and social development in adolescence.
Content
This course will provide a topical overview of the diverse array of theories and empirical studies examining biological, cognitive, and social transitions associated with the second decade of life. The different social contexts (school, peer group, family, work, and media) in which the transitions take place will be emphasized.

Examination
  • Written assignment/Essay (30%)
  • Final examination (70%).
Additional comments
As room space is limited, a registration cap may apply for this course. Make sure to register at your earliest convenience.
In case of too many enrollments Psychology students have priority over students from other faculties or universities.

Prerequisites
At least a full year of prior study in the field of psychology.

Required materials
Book
Steinberg, L. D. (2013). Adolescence (10th/11th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
To be announced
Additional reading will be provided by the instructors

Instructional modes
Lecture

General
16 Lectures, 4 hours per week
Students are expected to attend all lectures

Tests
Written examination/Essay
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock HERT, Block PER4