HBD5727

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.

 

CAVEAT: No graduate credit will be awarded if HBD4727 has been successfully completed.

 

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

  • Analyzing the relationship between developing interpersonal trust and building effective human relationships.
  • Critiquing the elements of effective interpersonal communications.
  • Describing nonverbal communication and its relationship to interpersonal relationships.
  • Exploring ways in which people listen and respond to each other.
  • Investigating the importance of self-acceptance.
  • Explaining the constructive nature of interpersonal conflicts.
  • Demonstrating strategies for managing conflict collaboratively.
  • Exploring the developmental stages of intimate relationships.
  • Synthesizing views of interpersonal relationships according to noted researchers.
  • Analyzing the social exchange theory.
  • Evaluating guidelines for expressing emotions in relationships.
  • Integrating the theories of contemporary scholars regarding the development of the “self.”
  • Evaluating rules for managing anger constructively.
  • Analyzing how the perception process influences interpersonal relationships.
  • Evaluating methods of approving communication climates.
  • Applying methods for responding nondefensively to criticism.

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