(Effective from the academic year 2011-2012)
CODE:11 PY/GE/ PA34 CREDITS : 4
L T P : 4 0 0
To give the students a basic understanding of adolescent psychology and the impact Mass Media plays in their development
Introduction to Adolescence (8 hrs)
Meaning of adolescence
Psychosocial development- Erik Erickson
Needs and Problems of Adolescence.
Adolescence (11 hrs)
Physical development: Growth Spurt-Psychological impact Health concerns- psychological impact (eating disorders &substance
Abuse, Sexual Behaviour, Teenage Pregnancy.
Cognitive Development: Egocentric Thinking
Adolescence and Personality Development (12 hrs)
Emotional development: The Self, Identity, Emotions of adolescence, Hormones, Emotional Competence.
Personality Development: Personality traits, Temperament.
Adolescence and the Mass Media (9 hrs)
Types of media
Impact of media on adolescent Behaviour: Aggression, Fear, Desensitization, Eating disorder, Obesity, Sexual Belief and Behaviour, Adolescent as consumer.
Impact of Technology on Adolescence (12 hrs)
Use of Media
Cinema, Television, Internet, Music, Gaming, Social Networking, Mobile Technology.
BOOKS FOR STUDY
Baron, A. Robert. Psychology, 2nd Edition, New Delhi: Prentice Hall. 2004.
Papalia.E. Diane, Feldman,Duskin Feldman. Human Development, 9th Edition. NewDelhi: TATA McGraw-Hill.(2005)
BOOKS FOR REFERENCE
Kroger, Jane. Identity Development, 2nd Edition. London :Sage Publications, London.2007
Santrock, John,W Adolescence 11th Edition. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Ltd. 2007.
END SEMESTER EXAMINATION:
Total Marks: 100 Duration: 3Hours
QUESTION PAPER PATTERN
Section A: 10 x 2 = 20 Marks (All 10 questions to be answered in 50 words each)
Section B: 5 x 8 = 40 Marks (5 out of 8 questions to be answered in 250 words each)
Section C: 2 x 20 = 40 Marks (2 out of 4 questions to be answered in 1000 words each)