Jun 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 235 - Relationships and Personal Development

Development of interpersonal relationships from initial encounters to stable commitments. Major focus on interaction patterns in intimate relationships. PSY 235 and FSCF 235 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand aspects of interpersonal relationships, with some ideas about how to find and to be a life-partner and how to achieve growth and actualization as partners
  • Identify and describe basic concepts and research findings related to self-knowledge and self-esteem, gender roles in society and child-rearing patterns of childhood retained in adulthood and intimate relationships, solitude: knowing yourself, and solitude v. loneliness
  • Identify and describe basic concepts and research findings related to the nature of intimacy, actualization v. neediness in relationships, dangers of intimacy, dysfunctional relationships, finding and promoting healthy intimacy, threats to healthy intimacy, the nature of desire, regulating desire, dysfunctional forms of desire, cultural myths and misunderstandings
  • Reflect upon and express elements of one’s understanding and experiences with relationships, solitude, and knowledge of self

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