PSY 3210: Close Relationships


This course will explore a wide array of relationship topics including attraction, mate selection, theories of love, communication, conflict, jealousy, and infidelity. Throughout the course, research methods, gender roles, and the place of relationships as a science will be emphasized.


  1. Summarize the basic concepts, terminology, and methodology used when studying close relationships.
  2. Explain the theories of attraction.
  3. Interpret the role cognition plays in close relationships.
  4. Explain the importance of communication in close relationships.
  5. Explain the nature of friendship.
  6. Explain love and the major theories of romantic relationships.
  7. Explain the stress experienced in close relationships and methods of dealing with it.
  8. Summarize how to deal with conflict in intimate relationships.
  9. Explain the effects of breakups.
  10. Describe ways of maintaining and repairing relationships.


  1. PSY 1010


Intimate relationships (Rev: 9th ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2022)
Author: Miller, R. S.
ISBN: 9781260804263
Price: (No information available)

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