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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Social Psychology by Wesleyan University

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1,685 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 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 Jan W

Jan 7, 2021

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

By Jamie

Jul 20, 2020

Fantastic experience. Huge thanks to Scott Plous and the team at Wesleyan.

By Arno H

Jun 3, 2020

It has been a wonderful experience. MOOCs at its best, Thank you very much

By Volodymyr S

May 23, 2020

Really enjoying with fascinating assignments and creative quiz. Thank you.

By Angie V R

May 18, 2020

Awesome!!! I loved this course. I learned so much. Thank you Doctor Plous.

By Dan

Dec 21, 2019

This has been one of my favorite courses so far. Learned a lot. Thank You.

By Maria L B

Jul 12, 2021

Interesting, engaging and fun! Highly recommend this course for everyone.

By Bongzs M

Mar 3, 2021

I learnt a lot on this course and would love to pursue social psychology.

By Muhammad H A

Jun 7, 2020

Love this course! Really considering on taking a Social Psychology Degree


May 22, 2020

It's the best course I have taken take on coursera. Thank you so much!!!!

By Jiraporn S

May 16, 2020

This course is amazing. I’ll try to adapt this knowledge in my real life.

By Heba M

May 2, 2020

This was the most interesting course on Coursera! I loved Professor Plous

By Laci H

Apr 27, 2020

Great class! I was taught many useful lessons about why we do what we do.

By Christy M

Oct 12, 2021

I​ enjoyed this course. Thank you to Scott and the guest in this course.

By Aparna S

Jul 12, 2021

Amazing Course. Professor Plous is the best teacher you could ever have.

By Tharin C

Nov 21, 2020

Really nice class with creative assignment, I've learnt a lot from this.

By Wendy P

Jul 6, 2020

I enjoyed learning all the concepts how how we can apply it to real life

By Janavi P

Jun 25, 2020

This course was great. i personally really enjoyed it. great experiencde

By Mimansha P

Jun 14, 2020

The course was knowledgeable and enjoyable at the same time. I loved it!

By Lamha C

Apr 11, 2020

a mind blowing course and professor plous makes it even more interesting