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PSYCH 120 - Psychology of Human Relations

5 Credits
Study of human relations with emphasis placed on understanding psychological variables that affect relationships and understanding self and interactions with others, ranging from formal roles to intimate relationships.


Quarters Typically Offered

Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve All students.
Active Date 2015-02-09

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Social Science Area II

ProfTech Related Instruction
  • Human Relations

Course Outline
1. Individual factors of self-awareness, cultural diversity, adjustment, perception, motivation, personality factors and stress as related to interpersonal relations 2. Methods of self-change 3. Communication process 4. Development of relationships 5. Social factors of stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, attribution, conformity, roles, persuasion and resistance, obedience, social perception and group process 6. Conflict styles and conflict resolution

Student Learning Outcomes
Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena.

Use psychology concepts to explain personal experiences and recognize the potential for flaws in behavior explanations based on simplistic, personal theories.

Predict how interactions among diverse people can challenge our conventional understanding of psychological processes and behavior.

Demonstrate insightful awareness of one's feelings, emotions, motives, and attitudes based on psychological principles.

Demonstrate an understanding of the role of self-regulation in behavior modification and personal development.

Interact effectively with people of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and cultural perspectives.

Using basic psychological terminology, apply psychological concepts, theories, and research findings as these relate to everyday life.

Recognize the power of the context in shaping conclusions about individual behavior.

Explain how individual differences, social identity, and worldview may influence beliefs, values, and interaction with others and vice versa.

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