HBD4727

Interpersonal Relations

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The course examines the impact of interpersonal relationships as experienced in family, business, and social groups.  Topics include personal well-being, self-disclosure, conflict and anger management, models of interpersonal relationships, and the social exchange theory.

 

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Exploring the reasons why individuals form relationships.
  • Discussing interpersonal relationships and personal well-being.
  • Identifying the advantages and disadvantages of self-disclosure.
  • Understanding the relationship between developing interpersonal trust and building effective human relationships.
  • Listing the elements of effective interpersonal communications.
  • Discussing nonverbal communication with regard to developing and maintaining relationships.
  • Identifying ways in which people listen and respond to each other.
  • Understanding the importance of self-acceptance.
  • Describing the constructive nature of interpersonal conflicts.
  • Identifying strategies for managing conflict collaboratively.
  • Describing the developmental stages of intimate relationships.
  • Discussing various models of interpersonal relationships according to noted researchers.
  • Describing the social exchange theory and the theories regarding the development of self.
  • Discussing the theories of contemporary scholars regarding the development of the “self.”
  • Listing rules for managing anger constructively.
  • Describing how the perception process influences interpersonal relationships.
  • Identifying methods of improving communication climates.
  • Outlining methods for responding nondefensively to criticism.

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