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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.