PSYC 2319: Psychology of the Family

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

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With an emphasis on the range of experiences of the individual within intimate relationships, students examine the various psychological, social, and cultural processes which inevitably affect families. Beginning with theories of attraction, students proceed to discussion of issues related to the development of a sense of compatibility, closeness, and commitment. Definitions, types of marriage and family, the systems view of family life, communication, power, and responses to stressors are also dealt with. Students address the major changes within the family such as divorce, single parenting, and blended families.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in PSYC 1115 and 1215.

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