PSYC 3130 Relationship Science

3 hours; 3 credits

This course provides an overview of relationship science, the scholarly discipline that uses empirical evidence to understand interpersonal attraction and relationships. The course will familiarize students with theories and research in relationship processes. Topics will pertain to the ?big theories? in relationship science (e.g., attachment, evolution, interdependence), the initiation of relationships (e.g., attraction, first impressions), the development and maintenance of relationships (e.g., emotion regulation, love, intimacy,), the deterioration of relationships (e.g., conflict, violence), and the impact of relationships on health and well-being, among others.

Prerequisite: PSYC 1000; and PSYC 2100 or 2200 or 2210


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