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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)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

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

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain psychological and Jewish texts addressing issues in interpersonal relationships and of the teaching enunciated in those texts; describe 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.


Topics include: 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.

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).