Psicologia da Criança e do Adolescente

Teacher Responsible: Júlio Emílio Pereira de Sousa
1º Ano | 2º Semestre
Learning objectives
-Understand the evolution of the individual behavior throughout the life cycle, identifying the changes in the organization and the neuropsychological functioning -Differentiating the psychological effects of the late and precocious maturation -Characterize the individual in his different age phases regarding the different development referents -Evaluate, under supervisions, normal and atypical patterns on the psychological development

Syllabus
I. Theoretical models in the Psychology of the Development 1. The influence of the environment and of the heredity 2. Explaining theories regarding the human development II. Childhood and psychological development domains 1. The first two years of life 2. The pre-school period: From age 2 to 6 3. The school period: from age 6 to 11-12 III. Adolescence stages and the evolution of the main traits throughout the age 1. The initial adolescence 2. The middle adolescence 3. The late adolescence IV. Children and teenagers in situations of chronic risk 1. Sufferings in childhood: Risk factors and protection 2. Specific adolescence problems

Teaching methodologies (including evalution)

Strategies and used resources: Presentation Debate Documental analysis Individual work Group work Observations Practical cases Description: Oral presentation with or without visual support; dialog between teacher and student, enabling the reflection and exploration of concepts; critical review of articles; group-works over a previously accorded theme; presentation in the classroom of a theme and a final debate for a construction of ideas and knowhow. Evaluation modes: Group-work: 60% Exam: 40%

Essential Bibliography (including ISBN)

Papalia, Diane E.; Olds, Sally Wendkos; Feldman, Ruth Duskin (2009). O mundo da criança. 11ª ed. Lisboa: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-85-7726-041-6 Tavares, José et al. (2007). Manual de Psicologia do desenvolvimento e aprendizagem. Porto: Porto Editora. ISBN 978-972-0-34571-4