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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 Severyn K

Sep 21, 2020

Everything was useful and interesting. The professor did a great job.

By Amrita T

Jul 10, 2020

This was a super course, I can't thank Prof Plous enough (virtually!)

By Saidul I

Jul 6, 2020

I highly recommend the course. It has been an outstanding experience.

By Edward K

Jun 11, 2020

Glad to have gone through this journey..well done for a fantastic job

By Salil G P

May 2, 2020

It was a great one . Really to work hard to pass . It's challenging.

By Abayomi T T

Apr 21, 2020

You get to have great insight into knowing yourself and others better

By Mohamed E

Oct 4, 2020

A great course that helped me finding the field that I will major in

By Meng-jie H

Aug 9, 2020

So much passion in teaching from Prof. Plous. He is simply the best.

By Armstrong O O

Jul 7, 2020

Amazing Experience i will never forget

Thank you for an awesome class

By Stephen O

Jun 9, 2020

Highly recommend this course for work, family life and just for fun.

By Anjitha S

May 24, 2020

thank you coursera and prof. scott plous for this wonderfull class!!

By Jay_Bee A G

Mar 20, 2022

Very Helpfull as we encounter the situation every day of our life..

By Mariam K

Mar 17, 2021

Thank you so much, Dr. Plous this course has truly changed my life!

By patricia

Nov 25, 2020

The best course ever done, thanks professor Plous, you are a star!!

By Putri M J

Jun 9, 2020

insightful, meaningful, and also fun. thanks to Prof and Mentors :)

By Cristina O

Apr 26, 2020

Thank you very much Professor Scott Plous. I'll miss your lectures!

By Shagun G

Apr 16, 2020

I loved this course, I have learned so many new and amazing things.

By Natalia S

Jul 14, 2019

Professor Plous is a great teacher, his lectures were very engaging


Apr 3, 2022

can enrich your understanding of yourself and the world around you

By Aman K

May 30, 2021

Amazingly in-depth course with a vibrant community and helpful TAs

By Tracy S

Oct 23, 2020

Professor Plous was my favorite Professor. He made learning fun!!!


Jul 22, 2020

The course I would love to take again and again. Thank you mentor.

By Malak R

May 24, 2020

Amazing course. the material is very interesting and never boring.

By nikita j

May 5, 2020

The course is quite interesting and the assignments are very good.

By Giuseppe N D

Nov 15, 2019

This was an awesome course, I learned a lot! Definetly worth doing