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Description: In this video, Dr. Victoria Wilson, a clinical psychologist, distinguishes the difference types of jealousy among men and women. From your perspective, as a male or a female, do you agree with her claims? Why or why not?
Description: Chapter 13 discusses different types of jealousy including friend jealousy. This video illustrates jealousy that occurs in friendships. Have you ever encountered this type of jealousy? What are the negative outcomes of jealousy in friendships?
Descriptions: Why is it difficult to be genuinely honest in our relationships? Deception is a type of hurtful message that can lead to feelings of distrust in a relationship. Can individuals ever be truthful in their relationships despite infidelity?
Description: In this difficult conversation, Ali and Andrew have a discussion on the occurrence of infidelity in their relationship. What communication strategies does Ali and Andrew use in this difficult conversation?
Description: Chapter 13 emphasizes infidelity in relationships. In this TED talk, Michelle Drouin discusses the issue of online infidelity in virtual relationships. What are the rules of what constitutes infidelity? Do you agree with her arguments? Why or why not?
Description: Marital and long-term relationships face the risk of cyber infidelity. Marlene Wasserman shares in her TED talk about the reasons why cyber infidelity occurs. Is the emotional infidelity that occurs in cyber infidelity still harmful to romantic relationships? Is it less harmful than sexual infidelity? What is your perspective, on this infidelity issue?
Description: After encountering infidelity in a relationship, couples must decide whether to continue their relationship, or break up. In this NPR episode, infidelity is confronted to understand how couples could survive infidelity. Several infidelity stories are revealed in this episode. How does infidelity impact romantic relationships?
Description: Obsessive relational intrusion includes stalking behaviors in relationships. In this NPR podcast, the reporter discusses how smartphones are used to control domestic abuse victims. Because smartphones have digital tracking systems, it enables partners to find the location of abused victims as a form of relational intrusion. What is your perspective on this issue? What can victims of obsessive relational intrusion do to protect themselves from harm?
Description: Often times, couple violence leads to intimate terrorism, or incidents of domestic violence. A common question is “why don’t domestic violence victims leave?” In this NPR podcast, this question is addressed.
Description: In this Communication Currents article, hurtful communication that occurs in the family is discussed. Hurtful communication that occurs in conversations between parents and their children, often trigger emotions during difficult transitions in life.
Description: In this news article from the Star Tribune, Matt Lindner discusses research findings relating to the issue of social media infidelity. From your perspective, does social media play a role in infidelity in marital relationships? Why or why not?
Description: Box 13.4 in the textbook illustrates the different types of jealousy including romantic and sexual jealousy. In this Psychology Today article, sex differences are discussed. From an evolutionary perspective, men get more upset over sexual infidelity in comparison to women; however, a double-shot hypothesis suggests that both men and women get upset when engaging in both emotional and sexual infidelity. After reading this article’s findings, do you agree with the evolutionary hypothesis for infidelity or the double-shot hypothesis?
Description: After engaging in infidelity, couples often engage in deception to avoid getting caught in the act. In this Psych Alive article, extramarital sexual relationships are discussed. How does deception impact relationships?
Description: Getting over the pain of unrequited love can hurt. This Psychology Today article discusses six strategies to overcome the pain of unrequited love. What strategy would you recommend trying out if you were dealing with the pain of unrequited love?