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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English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is known around the world for innovative teaching and research. Regularly ranked as the nation’s best value for academic quality, UNC has produced the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years among U.S. public research universities.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 282 ratings

An interesting look at popularity and how it affects kids, teens, and adults. Some fascinating (and depressing) information that I highly recommend. I feel like this info would be so valuable to parents of kids or teens.

I like that sections are inclusive (like the clarification about dads acting as parents too but there not being as many studies, and weight not equaling health). I also enjoy the brief quizzes/polls during talks that keep lectures interactive without being overbearing or demanding strict note taking. Professor speaks with enthusiasm and engages.

Es interesante y, al menos a mi, me ha descubierto muchas cosas que no sabía. Te ayuda a entender algo mejor el porqué de comportamientos en la edad adulta que vienen pre-establecidos por cómo viviste tu adolescencia.

I personally would have preferred this course to have more practical applications of the content presented which students could use in everyday life, but the course is still very interesting, and very useful.

Very Interesting for all those who are somehow related to education as well as personal development.