The Science of Social Relationships and Communication
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The Science of Social Relationships and Communication

A Brain and Behavioral Science Curriculum Course
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Last updated 7/2017
English
Price: $125
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Describe the research on social relationships and communication, and how to use the science of social behavior to design more effective communications.
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites. The course is appropriate for anyone who is interested and curious about how social interactions and communication affect human behavior.
Description

Humans are social animals. We crave belonging and being part of a group. In this course you will learn the foundational and recent research about human to human interactions, including social relationships, social communities, and about how we communicate socially. You will learn:

  • The brain chemicals that cause us to bond with others 
  • The science of team bonding 
  • The optimal size of social communities 
  • How what others do affects our own behavior 
  • The information we convey, often unconsciously, by our voice and body language

and much, much more! There are quizzes and exercises throughout the course so you can test your knowledge and practice what you are learning. You can send your exercise results in to Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D., the instructor, and she will personally review your work and send you feedback.

There are no prerequisites for this course. There are no other materials or software required.

Who is the target audience?
  • Product managers, business managers, marketing professionals, designers, sales people, and anyone who wants to understand human behavior.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:23:57
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Introduction To The Social Relationships And Communication Course
5 Lectures 32:18

This lecture gives an overview of what is in the course.

Preview 02:29

In this lecture we cover some basic concepts of social relationships, the role of the brain chemical oxytocin, team bonding, competition and social validation.

Preview 16:48

Exercise: Team Bonding
00:02

Exercise: Social Validation
00:02

Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Quiz 1
6 questions

In this lesson we cover Dunbar's Number on group size, the research on using nouns vs.verbs, reciprocity, and attractiveness.

Research On Social Relationships, Part 2
12:57

Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Quiz 2
5 questions
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The Science of Stories, And Listening
4 Lectures 25:59

 In this lecture we cover the research on using stories to communicate.

The Power of Stories
13:59

Exercise: Stories
00:02

Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Quiz 3
5 questions

 In this lecture we cover the science of listening and communication.

Listening And The Science of Communication
11:56

Try out what you have learned with this exercise.

Exercise: Active Listening
00:02

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Quiz 4
5 questions
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Unconscious Factors, Body Language, And Culture
3 Lectures 25:39

In this lecture we discuss unconscious factors that affect communication, such as prosody, facial expressions, and communication styles.

Unconscious Factors In Communication
14:11

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Quiz 5
5 questions

 In this lecture we discuss body language and cultural differences in gestures.

Body Language And Cultural Differences
11:26

Exercise: Nonverbal Communication
00:02

Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Quiz 6
4 questions
About the Instructor
Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D.
4.2 Average rating
393 Reviews
11,034 Students
18 Courses
The Brain Lady

I have a Ph.D. in Psychology and decades of experience as a behavioral scientist, applying psychology to the design of digital products. I'm a consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, and educational and government organizations.

A client once referred to me as "The Brain Lady", and it stuck. Probably because I like to teach and consult about brain science.

I'm currently the Founder and Principal of The Team W. I consult, coach, teach, and speak about behavioral science, brain science, psychology, design, innovation, and user experience. I've been lucky enough to travel around the world as a keynote speaker.

I am also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin.

My clients include Disney, Amazon, The Mayo Clinic, Zappos, the Federal Trade Commission (USA), and the European Commission.

I like to write books, including: 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People, How To Get People To Do Stuff, 100 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People, and Neuro Web Design: What makes them click? I blog at my own website and I blog for Psychology Today.

My work over the years has included the design of websites, software, medical devices, TV ads, physical devices, experiences, and physical spaces to make them persuasive, usable and motivating.

I live in Wisconsin, USA, with my husband. My two children are grown and “launched”. When not teaching, speaking, writing, or blogging, I perform in community theatre, sing jazz, read books, and I'm an avid movie watcher.