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This is a course on social norms, the rules that glue societies together. It teaches how to diagnose social norms, and how to distinguish them from other social constructs, like customs or conventions. These distinctions are crucial for effective policy interventions aimed to create new, beneficial norms or eliminate harmful ones. The course teaches how to measure social norms and the expectations that support them, and how to decide whether they cause specific behaviors. The course is a joint Penn-UNICEF project, and it includes many examples of norms that sustain behaviors like child marriage, gender violence and sanitation practices. This is Part 1 of the Social Norms, Social Change series. In these lectures, I introduce all the basic concepts and definitions, such as social expectations and conditional preferences, that help us distinguish between different types of social practices like customs, descriptive norms and social norms. Expectations and preferences can be measured, and these lectures explain how to measure them. Measurement is crucial to understanding the nature of the practice you are facing, as well as whether an intervention was or was not successful, and why. In Part 2, we will put into practice all we have learned in Part 1. New! Please use this link for a 30% discount on the recommended book that accompanies this course!




This course opened my mind as to understand what moves people to do and/or think the way they do -and how to measure it- in order to be able to correctly intervene for social change. Simply amazing.



This course will open your eyes to different behavioural patterns that human engage in, teach how about the suppossed mudane but important things in our society and also how to carry out a research.


Social Norms, Social Change I: 401 - 425 / 472 レビュー

by Amelie D


The course was easy to follow, and the concepts were well explained. The combination of videos and learning material was a big help.I learned a lot.

by Florence O


T​his course was very useful and inciteful. The course content is very detailed and intermittent quizzes very useful in facilitating learning.

by Mira L


The content was interesting but some parts were repetitive to the point of some confusion. I really enjoyed the new information! Thank you.

by Miryana V


excellent course, well thought out and great examples with readings to make sure you are on track with the syllabus and provide feedback.

by Nidhi S


Its a good course to understand the societal ways. The Instructor is great. its a unicef combined initiative. going for part 2.

by Pete B


Good presentation, accessible reading material, and all easy to digest - but the final lecture on measuring was sort of long...

by Kristi D


I learned a lot and I enjoyed the professor's demeanor and personality. I will take the next course in this series for sure.

by Nawarerk C


The content is quite complicated, however, the instructor makes it easier to understand. Case examples are really helpful.

by Isha J


The examination method could've been more rigorous and the readings were not in the right order, but great course overall!



One of the best social Psychology course available online, which allowed me to understand various norms around the world.

by Mohsin A


Its been a long time I have completed course on social norms, social change, well I think it's quite long but good.

by Martin E


This course enhanced my understanding of human motivations and behaviors including how to determine causal factor

by Kariwilliams


Very informative introduction into identifying and measuring social norms. Thank you for sharing this research.

by Janina G O S


The course was difficult but it helped broaden my horizon on how to bring about positive change. Thank you!

by Sergio A P V


The feedback of the exams can improve more and put more examples in the videos, thanks for all.

by Jessica M


Well presented and points made very clear. Great real world examples. Thanks Christina :)



a very interesting and well paced course with a great lecturer enjoyed it throughout .

by Rwan K A


The most thing which helped me was the examples after every definition .. thanks a lot

by Victoria H


It was very interesting. I only wish I were able to highlight things in the reading.

by jimmie m


I enjoyed the lecturing and have learn alot that will be used in my day to day life

by tengson p


Very useful course to understand about social norm and how to measure it.

by Annu K


It's really very useful curse. Thanks for taking me in this course.

by Roger


Fascinating introduction,. very good teacher. Lots to think about.

by Rinki R


This course is well designed and explained by Cristina Bicchieri.

by Luke G


Very nice and informative, and practically useful! Thanks Cristina