This is a course on social norms, the rules that glue societies together. It teaches how to diagnose social norms, and how to distinguish them from other social constructs, like customs or conventions. These distinctions are crucial for effective policy interventions aimed to create new, beneficial norms or eliminate harmful ones. The course teaches how to measure social norms and the expectations that support them, and how to decide whether they cause specific behaviors. The course is a joint Penn-UNICEF project, and it includes many examples of norms that sustain behaviors like child marriage, gender violence and sanitation practices.
Social Norms, Social Change IUniversity of Pennsylvania
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Social Psychology
- Research Methods
- Qualitative Research
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Interdependent & Independent Actions + Empirical Expectations
Normative Expectations + Personal Normative Beliefs
Conditional Preferences + Social Norms
Pluralistic Ignorance + Measuring Norms
- 5 stars72.86%
- 4 stars20.28%
- 3 stars4.90%
- 2 stars1.02%
- 1 star0.91%
TOP REVIEWS FROM SOCIAL NORMS, SOCIAL CHANGE I
Achei o curso muito interessante e importante para entender a minha area de trabalho com certeza abso;uta irei implementar os conhecimentos adquiridos e estou pronta para entrar na 2 parte do curso
I really enjoyed the course. It absolutely made me reconsider how I approach a problem. Understanding the reason why people think the way they do is essential in driving positive change.
GOOD course i learn from it a lot of information and concepts about the community and how to analyse the behavior of my community and think different about the solution of the problem .
Good and understandable introduction to the theory of social norms. Examples used are illustrative and helpful. Sometimes, the readings and lectures were repetitive rather than complementary.
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