STELLA MARIS COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI-86.

 

General Elective offered by the Department of Psychology for  

B.A / B.Com /  B.Sc / B.C.A / B.V.A. / B.S.W.Degree Programmes

 

Syllabus

(Effective from the academic year 2011-2012)

 

PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE AND IMPACT OF MEDIA

 

CODE:11 PY/GE/ PA34                                                                              CREDITS : 4

                                                                                                                          L T P : 4 0 0

                                                                                      TOTAL TECHING HOURS : 52  

OBJECTIVE

To give the students a basic understanding of adolescent psychology and the  impact Mass Media plays in their development

 

Unit     1

            Introduction to Adolescence                                                                        (8 hrs)

            Meaning of adolescence

            Developmental Task

            Psychosocial development- Erik Erickson

            Needs and Problems of Adolescence.

                                               

Unit     2

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

                       

Unit     3

            Adolescence and Personality Development                                             (12 hrs)                                                                     

Emotional development: The Self, Identity, Emotions of adolescence, Hormones, Emotional Competence.     

            Personality Development: Personality traits, Temperament.

 

 

Unit     4

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.

Occupational choice.

 

 

 

Unit     5

            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

 

Kirsh, Steven,  Children, Adolescents and Media Violence. London: Sage Publications.2006

 

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)