Learning Objectives

  1. Be familiar with the changes that occur as adolescents enter Piaget’s stage of formal operations.
  2. Understand how basic cognitive processes change during adolescence.
  3. Understand how moral reasoning develops during adolescence.
  4. Understand how teen language is different from language in children and adults.
  5. Be familiar with the threats that exist to academic achievement for high school students and the factors that support their success.