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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.