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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Active Learning and Body Language (PSY-400)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: assess the fundamental aspects of active listening; examine challenges distorted by negative automatic beliefs; identify how to build active listening skills to persuade others; explore the process of responding to emotionally charged nonverbal cues; describe what nonverbal communication is and how to decode it; examine the connection between nonverbal communication and the limbic brain; discuss the nonverbals of the torso, hips, abdomen, chest, and shoulders; identify how hand behavior is crucial to decoding nonverbal behaviors; and investigate the difficulties in accurately assessing deceptive behaviors.


Active Learning and Body Language (PSY-400) introduces students to the principles of active listening and body language. Students hone the skill of active listening and discover the importance of paraphrasing, emotional labeling, and validation. They learn techniques allowing them to navigate difficult and emotionally charged situation. Other topics include the use of nonverbals to establish trust, communicate authority and reveal the true feelings and motives of others.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (5/21).