PSYb1430 Psychology of Adolescence

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Ondřej Bouša (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucia Kvasková (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Lenka Lacinová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Petr Macek, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Šerek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Širůček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. David Macek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michaela Procházková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Macek, CSc.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Petr Macek, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
each odd Thursday 14:00–17:40 U43
! PSY143 Psychology of Adolescence
Úvod do psychologie, základy vývojové a sociální psychologie,
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 33 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 25/33, only registered: 0/33
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Study of psychological theories of adolescent development Discussion of basic topics of recent adolescent psychology: - specificities of early, middle, and late adolescence; - a transition from adolescence to young adulthood; - development of self and identity in adolescence; - development of relationships to parents - development of relationships with peers - risk behavior in adolescence - possibilities of individual and group interventions regarding adolescent problems
Learning outcomes
- to learn theories of adolescence - to understand of adolescent development - to practise social skills and techniques of intervention in adolescents
  • What is typical for adolescence. Definition of stage. Historical and cultural view on adolescence. Development changes, a comparison of generation of current adolescents and generation of their parents. Empirical research, an influence of social changes. Peer relationships, romantic partnerships, friends. Adolescence as a process of self-development. Self-concept, self-esteem, identity development. Balint group as a framework of reflection adolescents´ problems. Study and career development in adolescence. Social contract, civic and political participation. Prosocial behavior. Volunteering. Risk behavior and social support in adolescence. Prevention and intervention. Concept of emerging adulthood. Possibilities and limits of intervention in adolescents.
    required literature
  • MACEK, Petr. Adolescence. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2003. 143 pp. ISBN 80-7178-747-7. info
    recommended literature
  • ARNETT, Jeffrey Jensen. Adolescence and emerging adulthood. 5th ed., Pearson new int. ed. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education, 2014. 398 s. ISBN 9781292042664. info
Teaching methods
lectures group discussion Balint group reading papers
Assessment methods
essay test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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