Psychology of Human Relationship

Psychology of Human Relationships

Learning Objectives:

1.  Distinguish between altruism and prosocial behavior
2.  Contrast two theories explaining altruism in humans
3.  Using one or more research studies, explain cross-cultural differences in prosocial behavior

4.  Examine factors influencing bystanderism

5.  Examine biological, psychological, and social origins of attraction
6.  Discuss the role of communication in maintaining relationships
7.  Explain the role that culture plays in the formation and maintenance of relationships
8.  Analyze why relationships may change or end
9.  Evaluate socio-cultural explanations of the origins of violence
10. Discuss the relative effectiveness of two strategies for reducing violence
11. Discuss the effects of short-term and long‑term exposure to violence