Subject: Developmental Psychology II
Number of ECTS:
1 - To get basic conceptual instruments in order to characterize and understand the psychological development process in adolescence.
2 - To identify the main changes occurring in adulthood and old age, from a multidimensional perspective.
3 - To be able to apply theoretical concepts to concrete situations or case studies related to the different life span stages.
4 - To be able to critically analyse topics related to program contents.
1 - Adolescence.
1.1 - Adolescence: definition and main developmental tasks.
1.2 - Different developmental dimensions.
1.2.1 - Physical development, body and sexuality.
1.2.2 - Cognitive development, morality and learning.
1.2.3 - Socio-affective development.
2 - Emerging adulthood.
2.1 - Emerging adulthood characteristics and developmental tasks.
2.2 - Higher education students
3 - The adult and the elderly.
3.1 - Aging in development context.
3.2 - Dimensions and developmental tasks.
3.2.1 - Biological aging and its implications.
3.2.2 - Cognitive abilities and their decline.
3.2.3 - Personality: change versus stability.
3.2.4 - Adult and elderly psychosocial development.
3.3 - Family life cycle and family in the end of life.
3.4 - Losses, death and grief.
3.5 - Active and successful ageing.
D. Marcelli, A. Braconnier , 2000 , As mil faces da adolescência , Climepsi editores
Papalia, D. E., & Feldman, R. D. , 2013 , Desenvolvimento humano (12th ed.) , McGraw-Hill e Artmed
Fonseca, A. M. , 2005 , Desenvolvimento humano e envelhecimento. , Climepsi
Baltes, P .B. , 1987 , Theoretical propositions of life-span developmental psychology. On the dynamics between growth and decline. , Developmental Psychology, 23
Fleming, M. , 2005 , Entre o medo e o desejo de crescer. , Edições Afrontamento.
Fonseca, A. M. , 2004 , O envelhecimento. , Universidade Católica
Sousa, L., Figueiredo, D., Cerqueira, M. , 2004 , Envelhecer em família. , Âmbar
Sprinthall, N. A., & Collins, W. A. , 1994 , Psicologia do adolescente. , Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Vandenplas-Holper, C. , 2000 , Desenvolvimento psicológico na idade adulta e durante a velhice. , Edições Asa
Relvas, A. P. , 2006 , O ciclo vital da família , Porto, Edições Afrontamento
Assesssment methods and criteria:
Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)
Teaching methodologies encompass lectures and practical activities thus involving effective and active students' participation in research and knowledge consolidation: documents and videos analysis and discussion; teamwork and class presentations. Evaluation includes a written test (50% of the final classification) and group assignments, their presentation and oral discussion (50% of the final classification).