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1,774 reviews

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 Ivan M

Jul 6, 2020

A life changing experience, highly recommended!

By Robert B S M

Aug 24, 2019

Wonderful course! It's my new career. Thanks.

By Veliyana

May 25, 2020

great course, knowledgeable, fun and well made

By Melinda Q

Mar 6, 2020

An interesting and thoroughly enjoyable course

By Taehyun A L

Dec 10, 2020

Professor is amazingly passionate. Thank you!

By Rev. R d A

Sep 16, 2020

Excellent, wonderful, marvelous!

Thanks a lot!

By Michael O

Jul 25, 2020

The best online course I've ever had, thanks!

By Bhupendra P S

Jul 10, 2020

Thanks professor... for the great opportunity

By Daiana E G

Jul 7, 2020

Hermoso Curso, lo disfrute de comienzo a fin.

By Dr J M L

May 24, 2020

Thanks soooo much!!! you are the best teacher

By Akeem T A

May 19, 2020

Very insightful. Requires a lot of dedication

By Wenjung K

May 15, 2022

I reall like the course, and thanks Teacher.

By Movahedi J

Aug 29, 2021

This course is one of my greatest discovery.

By Ntiranyibagira J

Mar 31, 2021

I am very pleased to study social psychology


Nov 26, 2020

It was a wonderful course. I benefited a lot

By Jessica C

Sep 14, 2020

wonderful introduction to social psychology!

By Deleted A

Sep 13, 2020

Great course. Thanks Instructor and Coursera

By Daryl M C

Aug 9, 2020

It was very useful and worthy to be studied.

By Michael F

Jul 14, 2020

Excellent course. Would highly recommend it.

By Claudia E

May 16, 2020

Super Professor and very interesting Course!

By Lesley F

Jan 13, 2019

Learned so much, the final exam is not easy!

By Moon M S

Jul 29, 2021

Very informative. It's tough but enjoyable.

By Кирова А С

May 14, 2021

Best course I've ever had my entire life!!!


Dec 7, 2020

Most influential course I have ever taken!!