PSYC3453Close Relationships3 ch (3C) [W]
This course provides an overview of the psychology of close relationships from a social psychological perspective, with a particular emphasis on romantic relationships and friendships. The major theories of close relationships are emphasized, including examinations of evolutionary, attachment, and cognitive approaches, with a strong emphasis on empirical evidence. Research related to topics such as attraction, love, shyness, relationship formation and maintenance, common problems (jealousy, conflict, deception), satisfaction, commitment and well-being are explored, with methodological concerns discussed within the context of each topic.

Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology (6 ch).