PSYC 2325 Dating and Intimate Relationships
This is an introductory course understanding close relationships. It will cover the research on relationships from dating through family formation. This course will survey the scientific research about how people are attracted to each other and the processes of establishing and maintaining a dating relationship. The effects of cohabiting will be examined and its relationship on children. How this intimacy develops into a healthy marital relationship and how the stresses of marriage can threaten this intimacy is covered. The causes of divorce and the special challenges of single-parenting and intimacy are addressed.