How to Meet New Peeps Forum

Eric Schreiber ’11 writes in to tell all about a full credit student forum he’s teaching this semester. It sounds kind of pretty damn awesome.

PSYC 420: Saying Hello To Strangers: An exploration of the psychology, anthropology and theater of meeting new people.

YOU…. Me…. Usdan (conveyor belt side)—You wore Flannel, I—also wore Flannel. All our relationships, even the deepest ones, start with a first meeting. Who, how, why, and when we meet can have an enormous impact on our lives and the organization of kinship networks and society, yet meeting people can be an extremely complex and sometimes uncomfortable experience. This class will explore meetings as a case study in interpersonal relations with an eye towards identifying the elements that define comfortable, meaningful, and productive interactions, and what this reveals about social patterns and human psychology.

For more information, check out the Facebook page or contact enschreiber(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.