Psychology of Interpersonal Relations
Final Presentation: Analysis of Relationships
The media is one of the most influential sources of socialization for younger children. Tv and movies inform us about culture, society, and interpersonal interaction. A problem with this is when the media does not accurately reflect the real world, or presents an overdramatic character of human interaction.
For this project you will choose a couple found in the media, either platonic close friends or a romantic couple, and analyze their relationship. The chosen couple can either be a popular media figures or fictional characters. You will present this analysis in a short (10-15 minutes plus questions) presentation at the end of the semester. Fictional characters are recommended as you would most likely have more information about their interactions over a real couple (except for people on reality TV). The presentation will include the following.
Why did you choose this Couple? (10%)
Individual Characteristics of each person (15%)
Including demographic and personality characteristics, values and ethics (Suggested Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 12)
How well do they work together? (15%)
Including things such as communication skills, attraction, personality clashes, demographic differences (Suggested Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8)
Conflicts in the relationship (15%)
Types of conflicts, sources of conflicts, etc (Suggested Chapters 7 and 8)
How they deal with conflicts in the relationships (15%)
Including conflict resolution and stress management (Suggested Chapters 7 and 8, possibly 9)
Are they a good or bad example of a relationship and why? (15%)
Information (See above for percentages, 85% total)
This presentation is about the interpretation and application of what we have learned in this course. By design, there will be a degree of opinion included in this project. However, your opinion must be backed by psychological fact and theory. Grading will be based on the quality and depth of the analysis.
Being an interpersonal psychology class, the interpersonal aspect of this is important. Grading will be based on the quality of the presentation. Powerpoint is recommended, as are short example clips to back up your points (limited to 2 minutes combined between all of them).
When doing the power, can you please make sure to be very creative, you can choose any power couple. This prevention also requires a book on those chapter (the book is called becoming aware 13th addition)