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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 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.


the course worth the time spent as there a lot of take away that are basically practical in our communities. I think in a whole I have learnt a lot and hope to undertake similar courses in due time


Social Norms, Social Change I: 176 - 200 / 453 レビュー

by Aksheyaa A


As a psychologist and a human rights major, I felt this course was extremely useful to me and will help me in my future!

by Godfred O A


Excellent program. I really appreciate the new exposure to bring social issues and conditions pertaining to social life.

by Josyula K L


This course was well-paced. The short videos, sprinkled with questions, and interspersed with essays, worked very well.

by Hekmatullah K


The course gives you a clear understanding of the social root of the problems and how to do research in solving them.

by Ruby S


The course was wonderful to make me understand how open defecation is a social norm and make my facts clear about it.

by Sarah P


A very fascinating course if you're interested in learning the inner workings of why people behave the ways they do.

by Olha K


The course is practically oriented and is connected to the most challenging topics in UNICEF practice. Very useful!

by Melati A A


Incridible, this course was really helpful for student who trying to comprehend social norms or sociological major

by Marco C


I am a real beginner in this field, I enjoyed the clear explanations of the basic concepts, definitions and tools

by Saori G


One of the best courses I have taken online. A must if working for outreach programmes in the humanitarian field.

by Xiaoyu H


This course is quite good for me, a beginner of sociology research, to get to know some theory of the society.

by Do Q A


As a person who works in the development field, I found the content of this course is interesting and useful!

by Geofrey T


The course content was delivered in a way that is user-friendly and easy to navigate through and understand.

by Marzie A


Great resource for those designing social surveys/experiment and want to enhance their survey design skills.

by Amr M S R


I was a great course and we learned a lot and learned how to work with society in a different waymany thanks

by Nirmal G


It is wonderful to learn about how our society and the way people living in it behave;cause and effects.

by Lucy D


I was evaluating the 'manageability' of these types of courses and found it very 'manageable'! so 10/10!

by Sabrina P


Very well structured. It is really useful forpeople working in programs where social norms are involved

by Zark B


Good and basic introduction to people who want to learn about how other people act and why they do so.

by Luz H H


The content was clear, relevant and contextualized for a better understanding throughout the lectures.

by Nirina A


It's very interesting for monitoring the Social Change. I's very useful for implementing the programme

by JOY O


So far, the course has been very interesting and elaborative. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

by Kirubhaharan j


This course social norms and social I can help to understand current situation take in part of world

by Ritsu N


Very useful course. Gave me a lot of ideas on how to go about designing social change initiatives.

by Sheikh Z R


Excellent course especially the presentation and the lecture of the professor is full of clarity.