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33%

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43%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

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got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

How is Popularity Affecting Your Life as an Adult?

5 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Is Popularity in Our DNA?13m
How Popularity Affects Us Thousands of Times a Day15m
Do You Have a Hostile Attribution Bias?9m
Do You Have a Rejection Sensitivity Bias?6m
2 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

How Do We Study Popularity Scientifically?

5 videos (Total 40 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Asking Peers About Children’s Popularity6m
What are the 5 Categories of “Sociometric Popularity”?7m
Does Popularity Change When Moving to a New Context?5m
A New Form of Popularity in Adolescence?9m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz 20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Why are Some People More Popular Than Others? (Part 1)

4 videos (Total 36 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Other Social Behaviors That Make People Popular7m
What Forms of Aggression are Related to Popularity and Rejection?6m
What Functions of Aggression are Related to Popularity and Rejection? 11m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz18m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Why are Some People More Popular Than Others? (Part 2)

4 videos (Total 53 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Body Attractiveness and Popularity11m
Can Smart Kids be Popular?13m
How Did Your Parents Determine How Popular You Were?14m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz18m
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Top reviews from Psychology of Popularity

By JDFeb 21st 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!

By HCMay 11th 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.

Instructor

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Dr. Mitch Prinstein

John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Author of Popular: Finding Happiness and Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships
UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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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