Adolescent Psychology Online Course

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Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Understand the behaviour and theory behind working and living with adolescents. Develop an understanding of the changes that adolescents go through during their teenage years. Study with the support of experienced and highly qualified tutors.


This course helps students gain understanding and knowledge of the  physical, emotional and intellectual development of adolescents by examing the ‘ages and stages’ of adolescent development, which is used as a basis for examining teenage sexuality, morality, delinquency, transition to adulthood and more in 10 lessons.

This course is highly recommended for secondary school teachers, youth workers, parents and anyone who needs to understand the teenagers in their life.

Course Aims:

  • Explain the theories of child development in relation to adolescents.
  • Describe life crises in relation to adolescents.
  • Describe the physical changes that occur in puberty.
  • Determine the intellectual changes that occur in adolescence.
  • Describe emotional development that occurs during adolescence.
  • Discuss sexuality during adolescence
  • Describe social development that occurs in adolescence.
  • Explain the theories of moral development in relation to teenagers.
  • Discuss the links between adolescence and delinquent activity such as crime.
  • Explain changes that occur moving from adolescence to adulthood.

Detailed Course Outline


This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 10 lessons in this course:


  • Theories of Human Development.
  • What is adolescence?
  • Piaget’s theory of Cognitive Development.
  • The stages of Piaget’s theories.
  • Moral development.
  • Erikson’s psychosocial development theory, stages.

Life Crises

  • Life crisis.
  • Problems.
  • Puberty
  • Attachment theory.
  • Internalised and externalized problems.
  • Types of problems experienced by adolescents.

Physical Development

  • Puberty in females.
  • Puberty in males.
  • Hormones.
  • Physical activity.
  • Obesity.

Intellectual Development

  • Piaget’s formal operations stage.
  • School problems.

Emotional Development

  • Freud’s theories.
  • Emotional problems.
  • Teenagers and grief.
  • Eating problems.
  • Depression.
  • Emotional problems.
  • Typical childhood responses to grief.
  • Supporting a grieving child.


  • Acquisition of gender identity and social role identity.
  • Vicarious learning and sexual identity.
  • Gender identity disorders.
  • Curiosity.
  • Sex.
  • Sexual behaviour.
  • Masturbation.
  • Sexuality and nudity.
  • Answering questions.

Social Development

  • Family influence.
  • Types of parenting.
  • Denigration of parents.

Moral Development

  • Piaget’s theory of moral development.
  • Kohlberg’s theory of moral reasoning.

Delinquency and Crime

  • Juvenile delinquency.
  • Pathways to delinquency.
  • Gangs.
  • Crimes more likely in adolescence.
  • Behaviour problems.
  • Drugs, solvents and alcohol.
  • Child abuse.
  • Triggers of abuse.
  • Stranger abuse.
  • How to deal with deviance.

Adolescents and the Transition to Adulthood

  • Erikson’s later stages.
  • The transition to adulthood.

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Dr Nicholas Harris B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD

    Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation.  Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.