APSB05135U  Elective course - Intimate relationships

Volume 2017/2018

Intimate relationship is a ubiquitous phenomenon and is of great importance to human beings. In this course, we are going to talk about the following topics:

  • How to distinguish intimate relationships with other kind of relationships (e.g., friends, family);
  • How to measure intimate relationships and how to conduct studies in intimate relationships;
  • Influential theories (e.g., evolutionary theory, attachment theory) in intimate relationships and how they guide research;
  • How attraction evolves and how people choose their partners;
  • Understanding the one’s emotions and behaviors within intimate relationships.


Overall, the course aims to provide some basic understanding about intimate relationships.


Learning Outcome

The goal of elective courses is an expansion or an additional perspective upon the psychological field. This is achieved through theoretical or empirical engagement in themes within or related to the psychological science. Elective courses can be taken in the Department of Psychology or in other departments.

Type of assessment
Written assignment, one week
Active participation: a minimum of 75 % attendance
Final exam: Free written paper
The exam can only be taken individually. Length of the paper: max. 8 pages for 1 student.
Exam registration requirements

For all elective subjects, a minimum of 75% attendance is a prerequisites for submitting assignments. However, the teaching is based on full participation.

All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period

Se eksamensplan

Criteria for exam assesment

Vejledende karakterbeskrivelse (Danish)

International students: If you require a grade, please inform the exam administration prior to the exam periods by sending an email with your student ID and the course name toeksamen@psy.ku.dk .

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