PSY6055 Interpersonal Communication Skills

Everyday communication requires a thorough understanding of both social and psychological issues, and can lead to problems such as stereotyping, misunderstanding, and conflicted or ineffective relationships. This course provides students with a rigorous overview of relevant theories, scientific findings, and practical skills to help improve their ability to constructively and effectively communicate with others, whether receiving or transmitting messages. The course includes elements to improve verbal and nonverbal communication skills, with the context in school and community settings ranging from dyadic/private relationships to professional relationships to public speaking.