An Introduction to the Psychology of Relationships
Join us for free taster sessions and a free 11 week course, at Derwenthorpe Super Sustainable Centre

Taster sessions Tuesday 12 March, 12.45 - 2.45pm and Tuesday 2 April, 12.45 - 2.45pm
11 week course on Tuesdays, 12.45 - 2.45 starting on Tuesday 30 April

What does the word ‘Relationship’ mean to you? Are you just embarking on a new relationship either personally or professionally? Are you dealing with the end of a relationship due to a change in circumstance, or loss? Are you wondering who replaced your little angel with an hormone raging teenager and how long will it be before they ‘like’ you again? Have you become a carer for a family member that has changed the relationship you had? Are you new to parenting and don’t know where the old you fits into the world now?

This course will look a social relationships in the modern world and how they impact on our health and well-being, identity and happiness. We will explore the types of relationships that we engage in such as intrapersonal (our relationship with ourselves), interpersonal (our relationship with others): family; intimate; community and business. Each week we will focus on the psychological points of view related to the patterns that relationships take over the stages of a person’s life, and the impact from the development of, changes in, or deterioration of, relationships. We will consider cross-cultural, age, gender and social environments to begin to understand one’s own relationship with oneself and others.

How will this course help me?
- A better understanding of relationships from a psychological point of view.
- An opportunity to engage in interesting subject areas that may encourage you to explore further study.
- Engage in a social group of like-minded people, and two hours of ‘you time’ each week.
- A chance to find out what university-level study is all about.
- Achievement of University credit for those who wish to undertake the assessment.
- Gain a University of York certificate for the full course which may help when applying for employment or looking to study at a higher level.
- Confidence in making a step into a fulfilling career.

Spaces on the taster days and course are very limited, and we might not be able to offer places to everyone. You can apply for places on both taster days as they will cover different topics. We will give priority to those with no previous experience of higher education.

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Please tell us which event(s) you would like to attend *
Free taster session on Tuesday 12 March, 12.45 - 2.45pm, at Derwenthorpe Super Sustainable Centre
Free taster session on Tuesday 2 April, 12.45 - 2.45pm, at Derwenthorpe Super Sustainable Centre
Free 11 week course: Tuesdays 12.45 - 2.45pm, starting on Tuesday 30 April at Derwenthorpe Super Sustainable Centre
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