OUTLINE#8 - OUTLINE #8 The Importance of interpersonal...

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OUTLINE #8 The Importance of interpersonal relationships 1. Why so important? a. Human beings are relational beings b. We live in an interpersonal context i. Life is lived in a web of relationships c. IPRs significantly shape the quality of our lives i. Our greatest joys and sorrow ii. Quality of family life iii. Key factor in occupational effectiveness iv. Key component of mental health 1. There are over 50 one another verses 2. Harry Stack Sullivan theory of psychology d. Central Empasis in Christianity 2. People have lots of difficulties in this dimension 3. Education offers minimal help a. We do not learn very much about relationships 4. Social-cultural changes a. Families i. When we were an agrarian society families tended to live in close proximity b. Changes in neighborhood and architecture change the entire neighborhood dynamics c. Churches i. The churches are less community oriented ii. Mega church movement undermine the chance for interpersonal relationships 5. Adverse sociological and psychological trends
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 212 taught by Professor Weaver during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

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OUTLINE#8 - OUTLINE #8 The Importance of interpersonal...

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