To give an overview of the essence of the interpersonal relations and interaction skills; to describe the central role of the person in the formation and maintenance of interpersonal relations; to support students in improvement of skills of analyzing interactions and to acquire knowledge of the involvement of values, attitudes etc. in the maintenance of interpersonal relationships.
Brief description of the course
The nature and functions of the interpersonal relations within the context of needs and coping. The person’s role in the formation of interpersonal relations. The self within the context of interpersonal relationships. The self-disclosure, the trust and the formation of relationships. The components of interactions: the verbal and non-verbal communication, the influencing, the perception. The stereotypes, the attitudes, the attributions and the development of interpersonal relations. The behaviorist approach to the shaping behavior in interpersonal relations. The transactional analysis. The games (E. Berne). The interaction skills. The active listening and main hindrances related to the listening process. The feedback and the critique. The reasons of conflicts. The interaction styles. The interpersonal attraction. The mate selection. The close relationships (the friendship, the romantic relationship). The different theories of love. The types of intimacy. The loneliness. The jealousy.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- comprehends the person’s responsibility and the central role in the formation of social network;
- is improved in analyzing interactions within the context of the self-concept and of the mutual dependence of the parties of relationships;
- comprehends the relations between attitudes, beliefs and quality of relationships;
- is able to apply the introduced theoretical bases to analyze personal relationships.
- has developed an understanding of the relations between attitudes, beliefs and relationship quality.
- is able to analyze personal relationship with the help of the aquired theories.