Who is this class for: This class is for anyone who went to high school. By the time you finish this course, you will never think about popularity the same way again. You will think differently about how to help today's generation of popularity-obsessed teens, and you may just feel better about your own adolescence too!


Created by:  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Dr. Mitch Prinstein

    Taught by:  Dr. Mitch Prinstein , John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Author of Popular: The Power of Likeability in a Status-Obsessed World

    UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
LevelBeginner
Commitment6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 292 ratings

This is a good course. Contains a lot of interesting information. However, I found it boring and long at times.

The topic itself is such a novel one to dissect. Popularity effects/ affects us in many ways and the studies undertaken in this course explains how society shapes you in a certain way. Good or Bad it's a great revelation for one and all as we understand ourselves a bit better after we take the course.

For me it was enlightening at multiple levels.

Certain aspects of the study isn't covered though. Children can belong to varied categories based on their peer group. In this course the study assumes that children will belong to one peer group at a time. Peer groups can vary in a child's life - for eg: the peer group of their school would be different from the one in their neighbourhood. This case isn't considered and this would open up a whole new set of possibilities in understanding a person's mental make up.

But it's a great first step. Kudos.

Incredible course. Fully recommended. Mitch Prinstein is great explaining concepts as difficult as the human mind, makes them so simple to understand.

Es un curso increíble. Totalmente recomendable. Mitch Prinstein es genial explicando conceptos tan difíciles como la mente humana, los vuelve muy simples para comprender.

The course gives me an idea what specific rate of popularity that leads to delinquency among the youth. On the other hand, there are several factors that influence the youth on how they think and behave. And, the Psychology of Popularity is the best course I have to understand the youth and cultural context of the teens. I became a teen before, but this idea was not taught to us in class. I only have few grasp of idea from the media what American teens are like. However, this study serves as a guide to educators and parents.