Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience
Interpersonal Relationships and Psychological Skills (PSY199)
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and Jewish texts addressing issues in interpersonal relationships and of the teaching enunciated in those texts; demonstrate an understanding of the relationship 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; demonstrate mastery of psychological and interpersonal skills which facilitate positive interpersonal relations. This course is presented in two complementary parallel tracks.
Topics covered are: Track 1: Psychological Topics and Skills: concepts and application of emotional intelligence, social intelligence and positive psychology, practice related skills such as mindfulness and emotional regulation (e.g., assertive training and thought defusion), interpersonal effectiveness skills (e.g., reflective listening and conflict resolution). Track 2: Jewish Topics: Jewish view of personality and character development, key concepts that relate to interpersonal relations: e.g., exercise of responsible free will, acts of lovingkindness, an attitude of compassion, and recognition and gratitude for the good done to us.