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Winter/Spring 2015
Oct 22, 2016
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PSY 4176A - Interpersonal Relationships
This seminar will focus on the processes and dynamics of interpersonal relationships as they change across age. Readings will be taken from the social psychological literature and focus on adult relationships, although some communication and clinical readings will also be included. Emphasis will be placed upon more contemporary theoretical readings and empirical articles. Topics will include evolutionary perspectives, attachment, equity and exchange rules, interdependence, social power, communication and disclosure, self processes, cognitive processes, emotions, trust and intimacy, and satisfaction and commitment. The relevance and implications of each topic will be explored from the perspective of young adult relationships across the lifespan, including gerontological issues. Prerequisite: PSY 1001A. Recommended only Junior/Senior Standing or permission of instructor.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Social Sciences Division
Psychology Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts

Undergraduate level PSY 1001A Minimum Grade of D-

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