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A comprehensive professional development course designed to assist educators in successfully navigating adult learners through the college transition process.

Respect comes in three forms — respect for self, respect for others, and respect for community and environment. Although these three forms of respect may not appear to be connected, they are interconnected in several ways: 

• For people to show respect to other people, animals, nature, the environment, and the global community, they must have deep respect for themselves. Without respect for self, it becomes difficult to empathize with the plight of others. 

• People are constantly attempting to balance their self-interests and the interests of others. 

 • A basic human value that individuals strive for is social interest or the concern and respect for other people in the world and commitment to build a better future for others. Showing social interest and respect is so important that many view it as an indicator of positive mental health and overall wellness. People with little social interest and a lack of respect for others tend to be more self-centered and intolerant of others. On the other hand, people who are concerned about others and who want to help others are more likely to have greater life satisfaction, more positive mental health, and a greater sense of overall wellness. They are able to develop feelings of happiness and success because they feel pleasure in being respectful and therefore, they experience a sense of social connectedness.