Relationship Science 101: How to Build, Enrich and Sustain Your Close Relationships
Date: August 2019
Duration: 6 hours 6 minutes
Join one of the world's leading psychologists in exploring the scientific basis for sustaining great relationships.
You couldn't ask for a better professor. Prof. DeWall and coauthor, David Myers, publish the world's best-selling psychology textbooks, reaching millions worldwide. Combining captivating case studies, cutting-edge scientific research, and practical advice, Prof. DeWall gives you the knowledge and tools to be successful in love and relational life. He will help you understand not only why humans desire close relationships but also why some close relationships flourish while others fail. The course will bust relationship myths ("never have an argument") and replace them with practical advice guided by scientific evidence ("use strategies to argue effectively").
First, you will learn about how humans evolved to have a fundamental motivation for positive and lasting relationships. The second section emphasizes the hidden benefits of close relationships. You will learn how relationships literally get under the skin-affecting your hormones, brain functioning, immune system, and gene expression.
The third and final section explores the recent and growing phenomenon of online relationships. Prof. DeWall winds down by addressing the power of social networks in shaping your health and behavior.
The lessons you'll take away from this course are precious. Learn how you can begin building more connected relationships, companies, and societies today.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.