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Barone PSY 359 1 Interpersonal Relations Psychology 359 – Section 52561R – 4 Units Location: THH 202 Fall 2011 - MW - 12:00-1:50pm Instructor: C . Miranda Barone, PhD Office: SGM 529 Phone: (213) 740-5504 (email preferred) E-mail: [email protected] Hours: MW 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. or by appointment Teaching Assistants: Aditya Prasad Office: SGM 713 Email: [email protected] Gurveen Chopra Office: SGM Email: [email protected] Office hours: by appointment Required Text: Miller, R., and Perlman, D., Intimate Relationships , 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill Companies ISBN-13 9780073370187 Additional Readings are available through BlackBoard. Course Description and Objectives This course is designed as an overview to the field of interpersonal relationships. The major theories of close relationships will be emphasized, including examinations of attraction, attachment, social cognition, communication, interdependence. In addition, we will examine the difference between casual and intimate relationships, theories of love, sexuality, and relationship development. Finally, we will discuss common problems in relationships (jealousy, shyness, loneliness, power, and conflict. Course Objectives The major goals and objectives of this course are to help you: 1) Understand current theories and research in the field of interpersonal relationships. Specifically, this course will help further your understanding of topics such as: our need for relationships, interpersonal attraction, love, attachment, communication, relationship maintenance, relationship trajectories, relationship dissolution, jealousy, and infidelity. 2) Recognize how findings from relationship science can be applied to everyday experiences. This goal will be met through completion of a course project. 3) Close relationships are one of the most significant experiences in our lives. For this reason, a major goal of the class is to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, and your relationships. 4) To read classic and contemporary studies about Interpersonal Relations, across disciplines and subdisciplines.
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Barone PSY 359 2 Methods of Evaluation Different methods of evaluation utilized to assess your mastery of course material include the following: Examinations (multiple choice and essay questions) There will be three mid-term exams and a final. The mid-term exams will be spread out over the semester and will not be cumulative. They will cover information from both readings and lectures. Mid-term exams will consist of multiple-choice and short essay questions. The final exam will consist of multiple-choice questions. Relationship Study Paper There will be an independent project. Report on an observed relationship situation, or about an article, book, or a movie about relationships (best to get it approved ahead of time). Narrow your observation to a specific incident, scene, or topic. Based upon your reading of the chapter(s) report your assessment of the relationship citing
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