Trends in Adolescent Mental Health (PSY4381.01)

Emily Waterman

Adolescent mental health has become a topic of public discourse, due to research showing increases in depressed mood and anxiety among teens. This course is for students interested in a rigorous reading of the recent (past five years) literature on adolescent mental health. We will discuss methodologies to research adolescent mental health, as well as statistical techniques. Using the available evidence, we will debate major theories that explain increases in depressed mood and anxiety.

Learning Outcomes:
1: Students will be able to describe major trends in adolescent mental health, and describe prevalent theories that explain these trends.
2: Students will understand the major research methods to study adolescent mental health.
3: Students will be able to name strengths and limitations of the current research on adolescent mental health.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Previous coursework in social science and an ability to leave your stats phobia at the door. Students should contact Emily Waterman ( for registration.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: 4000 , All courses , Fully In-Person , Psychology , Two Credit