Feb 21, 2016
This course has been absolutely terrific! The knowledge and insight this has briefed me with has been very useful, and makes more than a lot of sense. Thank You Mr. Prinstein, and Thank You Coursera!
May 11, 2018
This was amazing, really interesting, well presented. A good insight into how our friendships while of school age can impact on our adulthood and how this is so often repeated down the generations.
By Rohit N•
Jun 08, 2017
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.
Oct 29, 2018
The course itself is great and have a lot of awesome points, such as:
- interesting subject and I couldn't wait to finish it.
- it helped me to understand what exactly is my problem with peers and romantic relationship. Now I have clear goals to work with: no hostile attribution bias, not to be excessive reassurance seeker.
Though, for my point of view it needs some polish.
- Entire course is possible to complete in 1 day, due to NO homework, NO lectures, NO extra resources for study.
- The topic is not disclosed and leaves more questions than answers. Lecture "Does popularity change when moving to a new context?". Why they didn't make experiment with selecting only popular kinds from all schools and putting them together? Most probably, roles would change. There was similar experiment on rats https://steemit.com/psychology/@natord/social-roles-exploiter-worker-whipping-boy-and-independent
- No links to resources. I would like to see more details on experiments. I would like to know more data of experiments such as how many children were participating?
- Data is not structured. Charts with one axis, one curve with two names. The idea is clear, but not mathematically expressed correctly.
- Strange analyze of data. Difference of 6% considers as a huge one, difference of 30% not important.
- Contradictive course. First he said it's almost impossible to change group, later he provides fact that in 2 year 58% of not aggressive - rejected (50% of all rejected) kids becomes not rejected.
- Some terms are not explained and used as everybody should know it. For example I find internalizing/externalizing symptoms not very common.
By Martha L•
Feb 15, 2018
I feel we deserve to be given a list of references. This course begs the question of how to heal from popularity wounds, and how to be popular which were both not addressed at all. Very disappointing.
By Andrei A I•
Jul 20, 2017
I guess the course was OK. I really liked the models in the first videos, which looked at the difference between visibility and likability. The last two weeks contained videos which I believed were a bit redundant, and did not add much new information.
I would also have liked the course more if it would have delivered some tools for dealing with popularity situations both at work and in our social circles.
By Kelly D•
Feb 08, 2017
This course was heavy on data and light on implications and course corrections. It would have been more helpful to outline the types of behaviors that make an individual fall into a specific category socially and how to change what your currently do to enhance your social likability.
Feb 26, 2019
Loved how sensitive the instructor has been about various topics. He's been enthusiastic as well. Not only did I learn a lot, I eagerly wrote to my friends, every time I came across an insight- which always ended in a rich conversation.
I'm much grateful.
By Galeak G D•
Mar 11, 2019
I really like this course it make me self resilience
By rezvan s•
Aug 11, 2017
great course! Had real implications in my daily life and can be used to improve the quality of individual's lives.
By Cindy V•
Dec 29, 2016
Great information delivered in an engaging way. Thank you!
By Ching-Yin T•
Nov 01, 2016
Interesting and engaging - thank you!
By Veronica V•
Jul 25, 2016
Excellent!! Very evidenced based and complete. Thank you very much!
By Renu G•
Nov 09, 2015
By Lisa S•
Feb 22, 2016
This course was very insightful. I would love to learn more and about suggestions for taking this learning further into adulthood and what popularity means in the workplace and beyond. Though we touched on it, I think there is a lot more yet to discover. Thanks!
By Kyle y•
Dec 18, 2015
Very interesting. Something I never knew mattered as much really does. The course has added to my curiosity.
By Karin C•
Dec 09, 2016
This course offers very important tools to detect violence from the popularity perspective through signs and symptoms of children and teenagers behavior. I can widely recommend this course.
By Zahra L M•
Mar 15, 2016
One of my favorite psychology courses so far. Well explained by Dr.Mitch. Highly recommended.
By Marilyn A J•
Dec 05, 2016
Most relatable course I've done on Coursera! It applies to everyday social relationships.
By Kasia J•
Aug 01, 2017
Interesting but most importantly engaging course. Well put together and easy to follow :)
Dec 02, 2015
Great course fun, interactive. I really like the professor he is very nice and he explains everything very well. Out of all the courses I have enrolled in this is my favorite. I highly recommend this course to any one with an interest in psychology
By Mario A G•
Feb 15, 2016
Excluding a couple of issues, this cours
By Peter L•
Dec 09, 2016
Very helpful information for me as for a psychoanalyst working with a children!
By Thanit V•
Nov 21, 2015
This course is great. It provides us with the useful information not only for improving our knowledge, but also for applying it to improve our life.
By Patricia M•
Apr 05, 2016
By Kira L M•
Mar 10, 2016
The content was very interesting and understandable. As someone who has a B.S. in Psychology, this is one part of Social psychology that I never learned about until now.
By Siavosh Z•
Aug 27, 2017