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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Social Psychology by Wesleyan University

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1,672 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.

Sep 26, 2020

Such a wonderful course, enlightening, compelling and fun! Professor Plous is an amazing source of education and kindness throughout the 7 weeks.\n\nThank you soon much for this learning opportunity.

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By 吴晓东

Aug 15, 2020

It's an excellent lesson with rich materials and interesting lectures. I really enjoy this class.

By Miranda S W

Aug 11, 2020

it was a really fun experience to learn about the course that not related to my major! thank you!

By Yogesh K

Aug 1, 2020

One of the rewarding times I've ever invested since my birth. And yes, it is not an exaggeration!

By anmol g

Jun 18, 2020

I learned a lot in this course. I really appreciate the additional reading to clear the concepts.

By Adarsh T

Jun 1, 2020

A thrilling and amazing experience to learn about how we percieve the world and our surroundings.

By Kristian L

May 26, 2020

A very well thought-out curriculum. A brilliant professor. You can't go wrong taking this course.

By Gabrielle B

May 8, 2020

One of the best experience of my life. Thanks Coursera and thanks Mr Plous for this amazing work.

By Adrienne M S D

Mar 7, 2020

A phantastic experience! Thank you Professor Plous - it was extremely insightful and easy to foll

By Mathieu D

Feb 13, 2020

I really enjoyed this course, very well presented, easy to follow and I learnt many new concepts.

By Richa D

Nov 15, 2020

It was such a wholesome course ! I can't believe I've learned so many things in a single course.

By 18131A0234 H S

Nov 22, 2020

I totally recommend this course in Psychology to everyone out there interested in this subject.

By Nirved V

Jul 20, 2020

This course is really awesome, the simplicity and the learning method is motivating to do more.

By Goutham J

Jul 14, 2020

A very well-done, informative and enjoyable course that is recommended for practically everyone

By Sudhansubala S

Jul 10, 2020

Prof Scott you are awesome. I really enjoyed your lectures and your sense of humor. Thank you.

By Giovanna C

Jun 1, 2020

I absolutely loved this course! Congratulations to all involved, especially professor Plous. <3

By Gregor V

May 18, 2019

Looks amazing! Came here after completing Introduction to Psychology with Professor Paul Bloom.

By Kevin Y

Sep 28, 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed the course material and presentation. Professor Plous was fantastic. Thanks

By Margo P

Aug 30, 2020

Really fun, interactive learning from Prof. Plous. I enjoyed every single lecture and reading!

By Mohtashim A

Jul 22, 2020

Wonderful course. It helped alot to feed my curiosity. One of the best experiences of my life.

By Pushkar S

Jun 20, 2020

A great experience with a lot of knowledge regarding our own behavior and social behavior too.

By Sakshat L

May 9, 2020

excellent way of presentation. everything was near perfect. thank you so much for this course.

By Yaki M

Sep 21, 2021

E​xcellent course. Highly recommended. Provides many insights we all shoiuld have. Thank you!

By Maria C C P

Dec 30, 2020


By Venes S

Sep 1, 2020

This course really helped me a lot..i really appreciate all the knowledge i acquired from it.

By Silvia C A

Jul 1, 2020

Exceptional! I really enjoyed, not only the class content, but Scott Plous's way of teaching.