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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Social Psychology by Wesleyan University

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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 (SocialPsychology.org). 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

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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.

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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 Murat T

Aug 13, 2021

​Professor Scott Plous is perfect . It was never boring And I learned a lot . Thank you .

By Ma E N C

Sep 29, 2020

I love how the course is handled. With no background in psychology, I enjoyed the course.

By Smruti K

Aug 11, 2020

Very insightful course and I definitely hope to use the things learnt here in the future!

By Sebastian J

Aug 6, 2020

Excellent course, full effect when following all the material shared, awesome instructor.

By Lee K H

Jul 4, 2020

very challenging yet fruitful. I have retaken the final exam for nearly fifth times. haha

By asha s m

Jun 25, 2020

Thank you professor Plous for being my teacher. You have taught me the ways of the world.

By Juliana S O

Jun 14, 2020

Great course! Would love a comprehensive text outline / summary of the key points though.

By Myroslava M

May 24, 2020

It was very useful study. I enjoyed by creativity and humor of Professor S.Plout as well.

By Theodora F

Jan 28, 2021

Interesting, valuable and extremely engaging course with a superb Professor Scott Plous!

By jipsey d

Oct 20, 2020

This course was absolutely excellent, and Scott Plous is definitely an amazing professor

By RUBEN F P V

Oct 4, 2020

Excelnete profesor, muy profesional, con mucha paciencia, pedagogía y material de ayuda.

By Adam K

Sep 11, 2020

Great course! interesting material and engaging, corny at times, knowledgeable professor

By James F M d O

Aug 16, 2020

I greatly enjoyed this course. I think it will be insightful and applicable to my work.

By Venice V

Aug 13, 2020

Thank you very much Coursera, DOST Philippines and especially to Professor Scott Plous.

By ZHENG Z

Apr 19, 2020

Very inspiring, especially for people like me who knew nothing about psychology before.

By Sheila S

Apr 10, 2020

The lessons are very engaging. So much to learn, and each lesson is truly mind opening.

By William M

Dec 8, 2018

An absoutely fantastic course covering a wide range of topics. Thoroughly recommended!

By Rose A M

Mar 26, 2021

its been educational weeks ..thank you coursera for the knowledge ..it helps me a lot!

By Alex N

Jan 12, 2021

This is a great course, I learned a lot and the knowledge I've gained is very helpful.

By Ece K

Sep 16, 2020

it was great,completing this course with this amazing teacher , thanks for everything.

By Kavya P

Aug 10, 2020

It was really so useful to take up this course and the topics too were so interesting.

By Rianna L

Jul 6, 2020

Prof. Scott Plous is just amazing! His passion for social psychology is so contagious!

By Pablo E

Jul 1, 2020

Thanks for the opportunity! I was looking a course like this from years! THANKS SCOTT!

By Серикова Д С

May 10, 2020

Thank you very uch for this fascinating course. It was informative and interesting !!!

By Giedrė Š

Oct 23, 2020

This is the best course in Coursera! :) Thank You Mr. Plous, you are the inspiration.