Psychology II: Psychology of Adolescence

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology II: Psychology of Adolescence

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module endeavours to enhance student's knowledge and understanding of the psychology of adolescence and to deepen student's appreciation of key issues in the psychological investigation of adolescence. The module adopts a positive youth development/strengths-based perspective to understanding adolescence, encompassing individual development and adolescent inter-relationships with their environments; including their families, peer groups, schools and communities. Emphasis is placed upon research, theory, and practice applied to adolescence, but other periods of the life-span may also be considered in terms of their relationship with/to adolescence.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Appreciate the historical and current theoretical and conceptual models of adolescent development
    2. Engage in critical reading of theoretical and applied literature and examine current policies and practice efforts across diverse contexts as a basis for their understanding of adolescent development.
    3. Understand the processes that shape adolescent identity, enhance the adolescent experience and promote successful transition from childhood to adulthood.
    4. Think critically in respect of the range of personal, relational and social opportunities and challenges which may be encountered during the adolescent period.
    5. Understand normative and non-normative pathways to development including; youth, family and cultural issues/contexts and their micro- and macro-influences on positive youth outcomes.