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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 ( 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.

Aug 15, 2020

Professor Plous made me understand the lessons because he explained well all the lessons, and he provided enough information about the Social Psychology. More power to Coursera and Professor Plous :)

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By Ananya J

Jul 15, 2020

Enjoyed learning with Sir Scott Pluos! Looking forward to more courses by him.

By Ashu P

Jun 26, 2020

An amazing course for everyone. A gateway to a more beautiful and social life.

By udit s

Jun 6, 2020

great course, gives a lot of information about the depth of social psychology.

By Benjamim C

Dec 28, 2020

Great Course! This course is a pure act of Compassion, Thank you Prof. Scott.


Sep 9, 2020

Thank You

It was a real good course and made me to unlearn the learn and learn

By Shivam P

Jul 19, 2020

Professor Scott Plous is such a gem at teaching ,I will remember him always .

By Rodrigo R U

Jun 1, 2020

Amazing course, professor Plous step out all virtuality getting a class room.

By Chirantan B

May 9, 2020

It is a great course. Instructor is very good and the course is very engaging

By Rathi. S

Aug 2, 2020

It is a great course! I learnt a lot and am happy to have taken this course.

By Yanping W

Jul 1, 2020

It is a wonderful course to know more about yourself others and the society.

By Meera c

Jun 22, 2020

Lots of learnings in a very easy format with great examples and assignments!

By Maryann W

Jun 9, 2020

Great overview of some important findings re: group and individual behavior.

By Maxwell K M

Jun 29, 2020



By Henricus A P

Jun 3, 2020

i have learned a lot, thank you for such a wonderful learning experience!!!

By Jan W

Jan 7, 2021

Very good beginner course. Diverse material and great professor. Thanks :)

By Jamie

Jul 20, 2020

Fantastic experience. Huge thanks to Scott Plous and the team at Wesleyan.

By Arno H

Jun 3, 2020

It has been a wonderful experience. MOOCs at its best, Thank you very much

By Volodymyr S

May 23, 2020

Really enjoying with fascinating assignments and creative quiz. Thank you.

By Angie V R

May 18, 2020

Awesome!!! I loved this course. I learned so much. Thank you Doctor Plous.

By Dan

Dec 21, 2019

This has been one of my favorite courses so far. Learned a lot. Thank You.

By Bongzs M

Mar 3, 2021

I learnt a lot on this course and would love to pursue social psychology.

By Muhammad H A

Jun 7, 2020

Love this course! Really considering on taking a Social Psychology Degree


May 22, 2020

It's the best course I have taken take on coursera. Thank you so much!!!!

By Jiraporn S

May 16, 2020

This course is amazing. I’ll try to adapt this knowledge in my real life.

By Heba M

May 2, 2020

This was the most interesting course on Coursera! I loved Professor Plous