The Magic of Adolescence (PSY4380.02)

Emily Waterman

Adolescence sometimes has a bad reputation—teens are often seen as impulsive, hormonal, irresponsible beings who talk back, do drugs, have risky sex, and drive too fast. In this class, we will flip this belief. Backed by the science of adolescent brain development, we will discuss adolescence as a time of malleability, resilience, identity development, and power. We will discuss the causes and drawbacks of adolescent risk taking, but also the benefits of risk taking. Readings will include a workbook on understanding and using one’s own teenage brain.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites:Coursework in psychology. Interested students should email David Anderegg for registration by noon (EDT) on May 29, 2020.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 1:40PM-5:20PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Psychology