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75%

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Beginner Level
Approx. 32 hours to complete
English

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Module 1 - Relationships in Our Lives

5 hours to complete
21 videos (Total 45 min), 7 readings, 8 quizzes
21 videos
What is this course about?59s
Relationships Overview36s
1.1 Why do people get involved in relationships?3m
1.2 Intrinsic & Extrinsic Needs2m
1.3 Relationships & Self1m
1.4 Relationship & Wellness46s
What is SSLD?5m
1.5 Introducing N3C33s
1.6 Individualized N3C1m
1.7 N3C: Circumstances4m
1.8 N3C: Characteristics2m
1.9 N3C: Capacity3m
Relationship & N3C2m
Problem Translation2m
1.10 Differences & Biodiversity2m
1.11 Similarities & Differences1m
1.12 Capacity to deal with differences2m
1.13 Managing Differences1m
1.14 Managing Differences: Examples2m
Conclusion35s
7 readings
Our Dedicated Team2m
Course Readings and Resources2m
Recommended Reading for Module 110m
Needs and Wants10m
Examples of Problem Translation10m
Module 1 Lecture Note10m
Additional Resources for Module 130m
8 practice exercises
Optional: Demographic Survey30m
Optional: Pre-course quiz regarding learning expectation30m
Why do YOU have relationships?10m
N3C Case Analysis Practice20m
The Controlling Partner: Underlying Needs15m
Your attitude towards differences30m
Differences in Relationships5m
Managing Differences30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Module 2 - Getting Started

4 hours to complete
20 videos (Total 70 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
20 videos
2.1 Social Scripts3m
2.2 Social Scripts and Traps2m
2.3 Social Scripts and Traps: Consumerism3m
2.4 Social Scripts: Attachment Theory3m
2.5 SSLD on changing relationship pattern1m
2.6 Natural Imagination4m
2.7 Game Plan & Human Nature2m
2.8 "The One" Myth4m
2.9 How much is up to us?2m
2.10 Mind Reading Fantasy2m
2.11 Spontaneity2m
2.12 Game Plan2m
How to Create a Game Plan for your relationship?12m
Online Dating4m
2.13 Initial Contact 1: First Impression4m
2.14 Initial Contact 2: Body Language1m
2.15 Initial Contact 3: Positive Reframing3m
2.16 Initial Contact 4: Summary3m
Conclusion1m
5 readings
Introduction to Social Scripts5m
Recommended Reading on Attachment Theory10m
Recommended Reading on Initial Contact10m
Module 2 Lecture Notes10m
Additional Resources for Module 230m
6 practice exercises
Your Social Scripts and Relationships10m
Strategies on Changing Relationship Pattern10m
Form of Relationships30m
Create a game plan for your first (or next) date!10m
How important are they?30m
Impression management10m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Module 3 - Communication

7 hours to complete
27 videos (Total 111 min), 3 readings, 10 quizzes
27 videos
3.1 The 4 Content Areas2m
3.2 Four Content Areas - How are they useful?3m
3.3 Reception Overview1m
3.4 Reception - Ideas 1: Attitudes3m
3.5 Reception - Ideas 2: Position2m
3.6 Reception - Ideas 3: Opinions4m
3.7 Reception - Emotional Content6m
3.8 Reception - Importance of Understanding Someone's Needs2m
3.9 Reception - Needs6m
3.10 Attributions 1: Introduction3m
3.11 Attributions 2: Multiple Contingencies Thinking3m
3.12 Attributions 3: Needs2m
3.13 Signifying Acts4m
3.14 Signifying Acts and Culture2m
3.15 Cultural Literacy Approach4m
Reception to Expression38s
3.16 Expression: Facts6m
3.17 Expression - Ideas 1: Matching N3C1m
3.18 Expression - Ideas 2: Technical Tips4m
3.19 Expression - Ideas 3: Staying Attuned4m
3.20 Expression - Emotions 1: Experience, Expression and Feedback3m
3.21 Expression - Emotions 2: Regulations3m
3.22 Expression - Emotions 3: Emotional Work2m
3.23 Expression - Needs7m
Conclusion1m
Emotional work vs. Emotional Regulation18m
3 readings
Recommended Reading for Module 35m
Module 3 Lecture Notes10m
Additional Resources for Module 310m
9 practice exercises
Identifying the 4 content areas30m
Differentiating Needs & Wants30m
What are their emotions?10m
Needs Assessment through Conversations10m
Listening to Needs30m
Understanding Attributions & Signifying Acts30m
Expressing Facts or Ideas30m
Expressing Emotions30m
Expressing Needs30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Module 4 - Building Relationships that Work for You

4 hours to complete
26 videos (Total 93 min), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
26 videos
4.1 Social Exchange Theory and Beyond4m
4.2 Value Reconsidered4m
4.3 The 6 Domains of Our Lifeworld5m
4.4 The Issue of Power4m
4.5 Power, Balance and Giving4m
4.6 Compatibility: Needs4m
4.7 Compatibility: Circumstances2m
4.8 Compatibility: Characteristics & Capacity4m
4.9 Compatibility, Differences and Changes3m
4.10 Intimacy3m
4.11 Idea of Intimacy 13m
4.12 Idea of Intimacy 22m
4.13 Fear of Intimacy3m
4.14 Fear of Commitment2m
4.15 Building Intimacy4m
4.16 The Role of Physical Intimacy3m
4.17 Intimacy and Sharing of Personal Difficulties2m
4.18 Physical Intimacy and Presence5m
4.19 SSLD Strategies for Building & Maintaining Relationships5m
4.20 To Grow or Not to Grow?3m
4.21 Growth and Intimacy2m
4.22 Stability or Excitement?3m
4.23 Happenings or Rituals?2m
4.24 Achieving Win-Win Arrangements3m
Conclusion1m
4 readings
Recommended Reading for Module 410m
Relationship Building Tools10m
Module 4 Lecture Notes10m
Additional Resources for Module 410m
8 practice exercises
Examining the Social Exchange Perspective30m
What are the 6 domains of our lifeworld?5m
Driving factors of Power in a Relationship10m
Assessing Compatibility10m
Exploring Your Own Idea of Intimacy10m
Enhancing presence online10m
Creating Your Own Happenings and Rituals30m
Valuable Lessons Learned30m

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