Spring 2019 - PSYC 362 C100

Close Relationships (3)

Class Number: 4038

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 1, 2019
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

    Mar 21, 2019
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

    Apr 16, 2019
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201 and 260.



Reviews theory and research on the psychology of romantic relationships. Topics may include relationship theories, communication, social cognitive processes, intimate partner violence, and relationship interventions.


In this course, students will learn about the science of close relationships with a specific focus on romantic relationships.  In the first third of the course we will focus on theories of close relationships (e.g., attachment theory, interdependence theory), in the second third of the course we will focus on dyadic processes (e.g., communication, conflict, aggression, social support), and in the final third we will focus on couple interventions (e.g., prevention and therapy).


  • Assignments 34%
  • Midterm Exam 1 22%
  • Midterm Exam 2 22%
  • Final Exam 22%



Bradbury, T. N., & Karney, B. (2013). Intimate Relationships, Second Edition. NY: WW Norton & Company. 
ISBN-10: 0393920232
ISBN-13: 978-0393920239
ISBN: 9780393920239

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Required Readings listed on the course outlines are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase at the SFU Bookstore on the Burnaby campus or online through the Bookstore's website.

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