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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Interpersonal Relationships and Psychological Skills (PSY199)

39 hours (13 weeks).
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and analyze psychological and Jewish texts addressing issues in interpersonal relationships and discuss the teaching enunciated in those texts; differentiate between emotional and social intelligence, positive psychology findings, and Jewish relationship values on the one hand and the quality of interpersonal relations on the other; and demonstrate mastery of psychological and interpersonal skills which facilitate positive interpersonal relations.


The course is presented in two complementary parallel tracks: Track 1: Psychological topics and skills:  examination of the concepts and application of emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and positive psychology; practice of related skills such as mindfulness and emotional regulation (e.g., assertive training and thought defusion), and interpersonal effectiveness skills (e.g., reflective listening and conflict resolution). Track 2: Jewish Topics: examination of the Jewish view of personality and character development and some of the key concepts that relate to interpersonal relations (e.g., exercise of responsible free will, acts of loving kindness, an attitude of compassion, and recognition and gratitude for the good deeds).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).