Rivier College
Graduate School of Education

PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENT AND ADULT DEVELOPMENT

ED 515A                                      Leo R. Sandy, Ed.D., NCSP 
Spring 1996                                  46 Blueberry Hill Lane
Tel. 888-1311, X8252 (W)                     Gilford, NH 03246-6609
Email: leos@mighty.riv.edu                   Tel. 366-5728 (H)

Office Hours: Monday: 9-noon, Wednesday: 9-noon, Thursday:3-4:00 PM

"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals, as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself to all life that is in need of help." / Albert Schweitzer

"Think each day that you may die but also that you may live to be a hundred." / Finnish proverb

"Human beings are because they are in a situation.And they will be more the more that they not only critically reflect upon their existence but critically act upon it." / Paulo Freire

REQUIRED TEXTS

Archer, S.L. (Ed) (1994).Interventions for adolescent identity

development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Freiberg, K.L.(Ed) (1995). Annual editions:Human development 95/96 (23rd

ed).Guilford, CN: Dushkin.

EVALUATION

Students can:

FORMAT

The course will include a lecture/discussion format with both small and large group activities as well as videos. Each week one or more students will be randomly selected to give a brief (5 to 10 minute) PMI presention relative to the weekly assigned reading. The Plus, Minus, and Interesting aspects of the reading material will form the basis of discussion. In other words, the presenter will report what s/he agreed with and why, disagreed with and why, and found novel or insightful and why. All class members will be expected to maintain a weekly PMI log in preparation for class discussions.

Also, one or more students at each class meeting will give a presentation on a significant issue affecting adolescents or adults such as delinquency, drugs and alcohol abuse, violence, eating disorders, suicide and depression, gender and racial factors, work, media, sports, sexual behavior, AIDS, STDs, JROTC, homosexuality, tracking, dropping out, self-esteem, etc.The class will also help organize a panel of police, clinicians, and youth workers for March 7 (8-9:00 PM).

The paper assignment is intended to capture different angles on adolescence with the purpose of achieving a holistic view of this stage of development.The content should involve an integrated view that will include an interview with an adolescent, a parent of an adolescent, and someone who works closely with adolescents such as a teacher, coach, police community liason officer, etc.The paper should have a reflective and analytic component to include:

  1. needs of adolescents
  2. obstacles that impede adolescent development c) specific suggestions for facilitating adolescent development
  3. potential areas for adolescent advocacy and social policy considerations

The paper format should be in six parts:

                        I. Introduction (a description of the interviewees with                                         anonymity) 
                    II. Interview Content (summary combined with verbatim                                       comments) 
                   III. Analysis (interview content discussed in reference to                           course 
material and a-c above)) 
                    IV. Reflection (personal thoughts) 
                     V. Conclusion (implications for advocacy & social
                                 policy,i.e. d above)  
                    VI. Appendix (list of interview questions)

Part of the first meeting will be devoted to small and large group generation of interview questions.

For the Service Learning Project, students will choose one or more course objectives and/or their own formulated objective(s) and develop a service learning project that relates to that objective. For example, one student may choose to speak to a group of parents about an adolescent issue; another may volunteer in a setting for troubled adolescents; another may become a Big Brother/Big Sister; another may assist in a junior high or high school classroom; and still another may tutor an adolescent.

The Service Learning report will use the following format:

        I.      Learning Objective(s) (chosen from course syllabus)
        II.     WHAT? (description of service provided)
        III.    SO WHAT? (analysis of the experience vis-a-vis objectives;                              thoughts, 
feelings, and perceptions during and                                    after the experience)
        IV.     NOW WHAT? (action.What can you personally do to help meet                               the needs 
identified during the experience? Are there                             solicy implications of the needs
observed?)
        V.      Evaluations (evaluations from site supervisor (and from                                 services 

recipients if possible)

CLASS SCHEDULE AND READING ASSIGNMENTS

January 11 COURSE INTRODUCTION, SIGN UPS FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS,

DEVELOPMENT OF INTERVIEW QUESTIONS, AND OVERVIEW OF                             ADOLESCENCE. Rivier's 
Seven College-Wide Academic Goals,                      Course Evaluation Form, and Final Exam 

review.

January 18 A DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE ON ADOLESCENCE:

                        The Framework/ Archer, Part I, Ch. 1 & 2.
                Film: ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (BF 724. A36). 

January 25 DEVELOPMENTAL DISCIPLINE, PARENTING, & PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR,

                        and PARENT AS CONSULTANT. Population Interventions/
                        Archer, Part II, Ch.3 & 4; and Prenatal Influences/
                        Freiberg, Unit 1, #s 6, 8, 9. 
                        Film: TRAITS OF A HEALTHY FAMILY

February 1 DELIBERATE PSYCHOLOGICAL EDUCATION & EMPOWERMENT.

                        Population Interventions/ Archer, Part II, Ch.5-7.
                        Infancy/ Freiberg, Unit 2, # 14.
                     Film: HIGH SCHOOL STORIES: ONE DAY IN AMERICA'S                            SCHOOLS (LB 1607 

.H53).

February 8  TRACKING & SELF-CONCEPT, SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF WORTH.                                        Circular 
Interventions/ Archer, Part III, Ch. 8 & 9.                             FILM: SEEDS OF SELF-ESTEEM (LB 

1065 .M67).

February 15 MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION. Circular Interventions/ Archer,

                        Ch. 10 & 11; and Schooling/ Freiberg, Unit 3, # 24.
                        Film: BEYOND VIETNAM: LESSONS UNLEARNED (1 hr.) 

February 22 MARCIA'S IDENTITY STATUSES AND FAMILY ANTECEDENTS. The                              Interface
of Identity and Intimacy for Intervention/                              Archer, Part IV, Ch. 12; and 
Adolescence/ Freiberg, Unit                     5, #s 38 & 39. Film: ALL OUR CHILDREN WITH BILL         

MOYERS (LD 1607 .A44).

February 29 NO CLASS. VACATION

March     7 Film: DRUG FREE KIDS. PANEL: POLICE, DYF WORKERS, AND                               CLINICAL 
COUNSELORS [8-9:00 PM].The Interface of                                         Identity and Intimacy for 
Intervention/ Archer, Part IV,                  Ch. 13; and Adolescence/ Freiberg, Unit 5, #s 

40 and 41.

March 14 YOUNG ADULTHOOD: AN OVERVIEW; AND INTIMACY, COMMUNICATION, &

                        POWER.THE STAGES OF PARENTAL AWARENESS, & PARENTING.
                        Commentary/ Archer, Unit 5, Ch. 14 & 15; and Early                                      Adulthood/ Freiberg, 

Unit 5, Ch. 42-45.

March 21 NO CLASS

March 28. MIDDLE ADULTHOOD: AN OVERVIEW. Middle Adulthood/ Freiberg,

                        Unit 6, #s 46-49. Film: LEVINSON'S YALE STUDY. 
                        Service Learning Project Report Due.

April     4 NO CLASS.VACATION

April    11  COURSE EVALUATION AND REVIEW OF OBJECTIVES, HUMAN                                  DEVELOPMENT 
AS TWO STEPS FORWARD AND ONE STEP BACKWARD,                             AND SOME PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN 
DEVELOPMENT.
                        Interview Paper due.

April       18 Final Examination.

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Human development 92/93. Guilford, CN: Dushkin. Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (1968). Normal adolescence.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
Green, M. (1989). Theories of human development: A comparative

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Okun, B.F. (1984). Working with adults: Individual, family, &

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Whitbourne, S.K., & Weinstock, C.S. (1979). Adult development.

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Recommended Films and Video Tapes

                                  ADULT
        The Big Chill...The Great Santini...Deer Hunter....
        Desparately Seeking Susan....Starting Over...Kramer Vs. 
        Kramer...They Shoot Horses Don't They...Terms of
        Endearment...Shoot the Moon...My Favorite Year....Educating
        Rita...My Dinner With Andre...Last of the Red Hot
        Lovers....Same Time Next Year....All the Days of My Life 
        (Canadian)...Cocoon...St. Elmo's Fire...Comrades: Education of
        Rita (Russian)...Amadeus...Grace Quigley...Harry and 
        Son...Tender Mercies...Heartburn...Ordinary People....

                                 ADOLESCENT
         The Outsiders...The Breakfast Club...The Diner...Footloose
         Heaven Help Us...Sixteen Candles...Mischief...Three 
         Warriors...Karate Kid...Lucas...Pretty in Pink...Ferris
         Buehler's Day Off...Dead Poet's Society...For Keeps....
         Permanent Record....

                                        Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 14:28:16 -0500
                                        From: Leo Sandy <leos@mighty.riv.edu>