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Social Psychology, Wesleyan University

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Ever wonder why people do what they do? This course—which includes more than $1,000 of video and reading materials—offers some answers based on the latest research from social psychology. Students taking the course for a Certificate will also receive free membership in Social Psychology Network ( COURSE DESCRIPTION FROM PROFESSOR PLOUS: Each of us is dealt a different hand in life, but we all face similar questions when it comes to human behavior: What leads us to like one person and dislike another? How do conflicts and prejudices develop, and how can they be reduced? Can psychological research help protect the environment, and if so, how? This course offers a brief introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics such as decision making, persuasion, group behavior, personal attraction, and factors that promote health and well-being. Our focus will be on surprising, entertaining, and intriguing research findings that are easy to apply in daily life. The course will also draw from the websites of Social Psychology Network, the world's largest online community devoted to social psychology. I hope you'll join me for this course, have fun, and learn some useful information that enriches your life....

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por MA

Dec 11, 2018

The course is amazing! Professor Plous has created very engaging content. I highly recommend the course for anyone ! I think this material should be taught in schools as a required course.

por F

Nov 08, 2018

Learning so much and I'm only in week 1. It's untangled and clarified some of my own experiences and interactions in such an easy format with relevant and informative resources.

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15 revisiones

por Felipe de Jesús Bello Gómez

Dec 19, 2018

Wonderful course ... extremely tough, but certainly worth it ... Thank you veru much Scott, Wesleyan University and Coursera for such a wonderful experience of learning and personal improvement towards becoming a better citizen by being a more compassionate human being ... Deeply appreciated


Dec 15, 2018

I think every person should take this course.

por Ulrik Kristiansen

Dec 14, 2018

Excellent course

por Mariam Asatryan

Dec 11, 2018

The course is amazing! Professor Plous has created very engaging content. I highly recommend the course for anyone ! I think this material should be taught in schools as a required course.

por Mary Alice Haddad

Dec 10, 2018

Nice overview of the field.

por William Mooney

Dec 08, 2018

An absoutely fantastic course covering a wide range of topics. Thoroughly recommended!

por Avi

Dec 07, 2018

Social Psychology by Wesleyan University is a good course for anyone who wants to get a start into this subject matter.

The Materials are A+, and the Lecturer has a strong, impressive background. You will also get to interact with the ‘Giants’ of Social Psychology, i.e. the thought leaders who have gone down in history through their pioneering studies. Equally, you will get to mix with students from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds from around the globe.

I would suggest that when you go into this course go fully prepared that you will need to put in the effort, do not rush through the materials as the concepts and studies are many and you will come out a better person for your input.

One thing I assure you- you will have fun.

por Alvaro Mario Chang Arana

Dec 05, 2018

Wonderful and very insightful. It actually helped me to rethink crucial aspects of my life and the way I see my surrounding world.

por Apostolis Kalogiannis

Dec 05, 2018

An amazing course that i would suggest to everyone. It should actually be mandatory.

it helps you discover yourself.

Taking the course one, is not enough


Nov 22, 2018

I really enjoy the course and I have been persuaded that this is a great course due to the following simple reasons:

1). COMMUNICATOR - Prof Plous delivers this course in an excellent way. It is fun to listen to his videos

2). THE MESSAGE - If you define Humans as biological, psychological and social beings, then Social Psychology makes 2/3 of a human, so its message has a great significance

3). HOW THE MESSAGE İS COMMUNİCATED - The course is delivered (communicated) meticulously

4) The AUDIENCE is veryu diverse in terms of education, culture, age etc...

So, thank you very much for runnig such an excellent course. Much appreciated.


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