PSYC 301

Adolescent Psychology

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers the theory and developmental processes of adolescence, including viewpoints of adolescence, self and adolescent identity, biological influences, thinking and intelligence, and development of moral values and adolescent pathologies. Students learn to identify and describe these variables as interactive in the developmental process.

Learning outcomes


  • Student will learn the major concepts, theories, and developmental principles used in describing and explaining adolescent psychology.
  • Students will be required to demonstrate specific outcomes that relate to knowledge, critical application of knowledge, and communication of relevant information
  • Students will learn the historical trends and changes in the field of adolescent development.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Adolescent Psychology Mathews, David Jay Books Course details