In this course students will explore current research and theory on the interrelated development of social and emotional domains from infancy through young adulthood. Families and peers serve as the primary relationships for children’s and adolescents’ socialization, and these will be examined to understand how such relationships influence emotion regulation, adaptation to stressful life events, and intrapersonal conflicts. Emphasis will be placed on the role of context and culture in the formation of social and emotional competencies and experiences. We will explore the theory and practice of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curricula to enhance individuals’ social and emotional skills. (PSYC 0105; PSYC 0216 or PSYC 0225; not open to first year students; open to Psychology majors, others by waiver). 3 hrs. lect.