PSY 222 : Family & Intimate Relationships

Explores processes involved in both traditional and non-traditional relationships and families: including love, cohabitation, dating, marriage, parenting, communication and conflict resolution, sexuality, balancing work and family, domestic violence, divorce, remarriage, and blended families.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate scientific research (including electronic and peer-reviewed databases) and media reports concerning intimate relationships in order to make more informed decisions about one’s own relationships.
  • Apply knowledge about cultural differences in relationship patterns to better understand and appreciate diverse belief systems in one’s own and others’ relationships.
  • Use knowledge of communication, conflict resolution, sexuality, power, attraction, and social cognition to establish, develop and maintain satisfying intimate relationships.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOT-B.

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Grading Options

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