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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 4430 - Cross Cultural Perspectives on Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

A cultural approach to adolescent and emerging adulthood development is taken, emphasizing the themes of cultural contrasts and globalization. Cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development are examined. Topics include identity formation, peer influence, schools, self-esteem, media, and problem behaviors. Emphasis is placed on theory and research as sources of knowledge. Students will synthesize, evaluate, and apply research from empirical journal articles on adolescent and emerging adulthood development in discussions and written assignments. PY 4430 is a writing-intensive course designed for advanced students.

Prerequisite: PY 1000  or PY 1100 , and sophomore standing.