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Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies (IIC)
1. Human beings are social animals. We meet people and make friends throughout our life. However, building a positive relationship is not an accident, it requires understanding and effort and is an art to be learned and practiced. Learning, developing, expanding, and improving interpersonal skills and competencies are essential for future success. This course prepares students for the future by helping them improve themselves and their relationships with family members, friends, classmates, co-workers and even people who may be perceived as difficult.
Aims & Objectives
2 This course aims at increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of basic human communication principles, identifying their strengths and weaknesses in intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, developing skills to achieve positive relationships with significant others and people around them.
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
understand the concept of self, self-esteem and self-efficacy; 2.2.2
know themselves throughout the life span, personality types and realize their strengths and weaknesses in communication; 2.2.3
identify emotion and feelings and develop appropriate skills to express them; 2.2.4
understand the meaning of happiness and develop ways to achieve life satisfaction; 2.2.5
clarify values and understand moral development; 2.2.6
develop better listening skills;
master basic skills of giving and receiving responses; 2.2.8
understand the features of healthy relationship and identify skills for managing conflicts; 2.2.9
develop ways to enhance intimate relationships; 2.2.10 recognize the significance of parenting and strengthen family relationship.
2. Mini lectures, role-plays, case discussions, psychological tests and other creative methods will be used as necessary. 3. Each meeting is 3 hours per session, 12 meetings per term.
5 Compulsory text
Hanna, S. L., Suggett, R., & Radtke, D. (2010). Person to person: Positive relationships don’t just happen (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
8 Suggested references
Baker, L. L., & Gaut, D.A. (2002). Communication (8th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
DeVito, J. A. (2012). The Interpersonal communication book (13th ed.). NY: Addison Wesley Longman.
DeVito, J.A. (2002). The interpersonal communication reader. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Erber, R., & Erber, M.W. (2010).Intimate relationships: Issues, theories and research (2nd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Johnson, D. W., & Johnson, F. P. (2008). Joining together: Group therapy and group skills (10th ed). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
Knapp, M.L. (2002). Handbook of interpersonal communication (3rd ed.). London: Sage.
Ratliffe, S. A., & Hudson, D. D. (1988). Skills building for interpersonal competence. U.S.: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Squirrell, G. (1998). Developing life skills. Lyme Regis: Russell House.
鄭佩芬 (2000)：《人際關係與溝通技巧》 (臺北市：心理學叢書)。
蔡秀珍、楊智馨 (1999)：《情緒管理》 (台北市：揚智文化)。
內山辰美、福田健 (2002)：《說話的技巧180則》 (臺北市：笛藤出版圖書公司)。
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