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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 18, 2019

I loved this course. It covered all the topics I was interested in and was thoroughly engaging and well-organised. Professor Plous is a great teacher and has designed a wonderful course in this MOOC.

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By Dan P

Apr 12, 2022

I gained a great deal of new perspectives and understanding through this course.

By Bilyana B

Sep 12, 2020

Great experience! Amazing instructor! I would definitely recommend that course!

By Ana C T

May 13, 2020

Excelent.Thank you Coursera and big thank you to the Profesor!Great experience.

By Nathalia C

Feb 15, 2023

The course was full of interesting content, very well elaborated and complete.

By Rob W

Jul 30, 2020

Course does a great job off effectively covering a sizable amount of material.

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.


Jun 6, 2020

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

By Alicia Y

Jul 26, 2022

Being able to help understand the behavior of others in different situations.

By Candace J

Apr 12, 2022

Well laid out, interesting information and I love that it's at your own pace.

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 Mariia A

Apr 27, 2021

it was so interesting to spend those two months learning social psychology!

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 Ana C L

Oct 4, 2022

Such an amazing experience, I've learned a lot. Thank you for everything.

By 谭瑞芬

Feb 13, 2022

i think Professor Scott Plous is pretty interesting. The course is great.

By Jan W

Jan 7, 2021

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