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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Social Psychology by Wesleyan University

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1,616 reviews

About the Course

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....

Top reviews

Jun 12, 2020

Very interesting course, tons of great material. Of all the courses I have taken so far in Coursera, this is one of the few that has pushed me to focus on the material we were going over-great course.

May 20, 2021

The course is great. There are plenty of study materials provided and the lecturer is very good. Items studied in this course are immensely helpful in understanding group thinking and group behavior.

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By Amelia C

Jul 17, 2020

Amazing introduction to social psychology, the course was very interactive and covered a wide range of topics. Looking forward to studying this topic further.

By Naveen K

Jun 6, 2020

One of the best courses to understanding the basics of Social Psychology. Course content is good and professor Scott Plous deliver it in an amazing way to us.

By Diane V

May 16, 2020

Very interesting for my first course in Psychology. I liked Professor Pious and his teaching style.

As a result I am taking positive psychology next .

Thank you

By Richard T

Apr 12, 2019

Fantastic course! The video lectures were very effective and the reading materials quite valuable. Thank you all so very much for this wonderful experience!

By Angie P

Dec 24, 2018

this course is amazing , I want to keep doing it , I don't want it to end !!!

Scott is such a great teacher thank you so much for making it available to us !!

By Sangeeta V

Mar 1, 2021

This was a wonderful journey through which I have learnt a lot. Truly helpful and enjoyable.

Thank You Professor Scott Plous and the whole team of Coursera .

By Babin C

Aug 16, 2020

This course helped me understand myself and the world better. It actually increased my inquisitiveness to understand psychology and neuroscience more deeply.

By Mayjan F B T

Aug 2, 2020

One of the best course I've ever taken and it's completely for free! Thankyou coursera! Thankyou Mr. Scot! You should definitely enroll to this class, guys!

By Holly D

Jun 5, 2021

Extremely interesting course, very engaging, and a joy to participate in. Its planted the seeds for a much larger journey in Social Psychology - thank you!

By Marcus G

Mar 28, 2021

I really liked the course, the content as well as the presentation. Especially Scott's very pleasant and engaging way of talking about the topics. Chapeau!

By Mohana C

Aug 26, 2020

The course was extremely well conducted. Professor Plous was very informative and humorous throughout the length of the course. I loved every minute of it!

By Yunmei L

Jun 14, 2020

This is the first course that I take all the reading and materials seriously. Very insightful! Thank you Scott and everyone who made this course available.

By Marius D

Dec 1, 2020

I loved everything in this course - the professor, the material, the special videos and assignments. Now world will have one more social psychology lover!

By Lauren S

May 11, 2020

The best part of the course was the Honors discussion with peers. I recommend everyone sign up for that. There are a few glitches with the Snap Shot Quiz.

By Ben M

Jan 18, 2021

This is actually the best course I’ve done so far. It’s comprehensive and the experiment videos are really fun to watch. I would definitely recommend it.

By Teoh G S

Jan 4, 2021

A very well structured and interesting course and I love the way our instructor, Professor Scott conducted the online course. Keep up the good work Prof.

By Mizanur R

Dec 21, 2020

Excellent course with the right mixture of dedication, fun, simplicity, difficulty, exam, and assignments. One of Coursera's top-notch offers. Thank you.

By Seema K

Aug 23, 2020


By Iffat T A

Jul 12, 2020

It was a really amazing course. Learnt so much about human psychology. I would suggest everyone who can do this course, pretty sure you will love it too.

By Marco R

Jun 25, 2020

The best course I've done in this website, excelent professor, tons of content, knowledge that goes far beyond academic uses. A life changing experience.

By Melissa L

May 13, 2020

As someone who has never taken a Psych course, I found this very interesting and the class was very well put together! Will definitely take another one.

By mihisha p

May 10, 2020

I was skeptical but as the course progressed i ended up getting the paid certificate because I found that much value in the course for future to showcase

By 刘媛媛

Apr 12, 2019

very useful and excellent course. all the video, reading, and assignments are all well organized. this course really change my attitudes towards my life.

By Xiwei T

Jan 30, 2021

I really enjoyed the lecture by Professor Plous and he opened a new window for me. Very impressive course and it deserves your every minute spent on it.

By Sanskriti J

Sep 9, 2020

This course is really worth not only in terms for gaining the subject knowlege but more in terns of self-help and interospection of one's own behaviour.