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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Social Psychology by Wesleyan University

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1,720 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.

May 20, 2021

The course is great. There are plenty of study materials provided and the lecturer is very good. Items studied in this course are immensely helpful in understanding group thinking and group behavior.

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By Prashanth m

May 21, 2020

This course is like 'bread and butter'!

By Kartik B

May 12, 2020

Very challenging and informative course

By Leopoldina O

May 9, 2020

Very interesting materials and path....

By Martinez

Sep 25, 2019


I want more courses on this topics

By Niyati G

Sep 7, 2021

A truly insightful and amazing course!

By Mobashwer S

Nov 30, 2020

the best mooc i have ever participated

By Mari M

Oct 7, 2020

it is absolutely an educational course

By Nimmy M G

Aug 10, 2020

A wonderful course. I really enjoyed .

By Fasan T

Aug 4, 2020

Wonderful course and a great lecturer.

By Muhammed O S

Jun 13, 2020

Loved the course and what it taught me

By Vishnu N

Feb 26, 2020

Amazing new insights on social groups!

By Darina A

Jan 22, 2020

Great class! Such a great Scott Plous!

By Mary E

Aug 24, 2021

E​njoyed very much, very interesting.


Nov 7, 2020

This course is so much helpful for me

By Varshini K

Sep 21, 2020

Amazing topics covered in this course

By Clara R M F

Sep 12, 2020

Amazing teacher and excellent course!

By Pranay N P

May 12, 2020

Best course Ever.

Thankyou Scott Plous

By Angelique B

Jan 13, 2022

I love everything about this course!

By Audrie l

Jun 9, 2021

practical and easy to learn. thanks

By Mirac T

Dec 22, 2020

It was really good course.Thank you.

By Anne L

Sep 30, 2020

Great professor!! Very interactive!!

By Karan Y

Sep 17, 2020

It was good start for new journey...

By spoorthi y

May 1, 2020

It was an amazing course to be done.

By Amela N

Apr 21, 2020

Amazing and interesting experience!!