Ever wonder why misunderstandings are so common? Or why conflict often spins out of control? Curious about the secret to marital bliss? Want to become a more powerful communicator? Using research, humor, and personal storytelling, Professor Steven Fuller shares practical communication skills to improve your interpersonal relationships.
Powerful People Envision the End
Powerful communicators set goals, then make decisions to reach those goals. Weak communicators just do stuff, then complain when life doesn't work out the way they want. In the Season 4 finale, Steve discusses how to be a powerful communicator.
Family is Forever
Other relationships may come and go, but family bonds are much more difficult to break. In this episode, Steve discusses what characteristics and qualities make family communication unique.
Media Bias, Media Framing, and Fake News
In this special election week episode, Steve discusses the origins of fake news and how Donald Trump hijacked the term, then explains the difference between media bias and fake news. Finally, he shares how to become more aware of how media framing affects personal worldveiws.
Relationship Development: The Honeymoon Phase
In this episode, Steve discusses the first few months of a romantic relationship. From first meeting someone, to the tests we give each other, to the infatuation that overtakes our senses, this necessary phase can lead to some questionable decisions.
Relationship Development: Choosing the One
In this episode, Steve explains why we're attracted to some people and not others. And, by using simple math, he explains why choosing "the one" might be harder than you think.
The Ethics of Personal Decision-Making
Ever wonder why you make the choices you do? Why did you eat cereal for breakfast instead of eggs? Why that brand of cereal? How do you choose who to vote for? What religion to follow? In this episode, Steve discusses the factors that influence our decisions, and then shares how understanding those factors can help you better understand people.