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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 Malak M B

Oct 18, 2020

The least I can say that it is a very insightful experience and such an eye opening course

By Ritobhash S

Aug 25, 2020

Not extremely easy but it certainly is engaging and interesting besides being informative.

By Natalia G

Aug 10, 2020

Aprendí sobre un tema que siempre me ha interesado y no hay mejor profesor que Scott Plous

By Sahani C

Jun 30, 2020

After doing this course I have learned how to make myself compassionate in every situation

By Francesca R

Jun 8, 2020

Great course and very informative. Gives you a great basic knowledge of Social Psychology.

By Karyna S

May 23, 2020

Amazing course that will give you lots of insights of one of the most interesting sciences

By Jackson L

Mar 22, 2022

I am taking this course a second time after 2 years. That is how much it has impacted me!

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


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 nilima a R

Oct 27, 2021

Such a long journey of learning. I have loved this subjects and the topics it contains.

By Venice V

Aug 13, 2020

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


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!