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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: 176 - 200 / 477 レビュー

by Mohamed A S M


I suggest this course to my all colleagues b/c will give us a lot of solutions for our community problems , thank you for this chance

by Eman S


very beneficial course, specially for me to understand the different terms of social norms and social change in different communities

by christian I B


Amazing! very useful and complete applied theory for understanding and measure social norms in field. i really enjoy this trip.

by Beverly C


Excellent course, and fantastic Lecturer Ms. Cristina Bicchieri made the course interesting and eager to learn. I thank you.

by stacey m


I enjoyed the course thought it was really interesting and hard at the same time. would recommended other to do this course.

by Anthony C A


I like the course! Very practical! It satisfies my curiosity and interest in answering why people behave the way they do.

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 Nurzhan K


An excellent and very interesting course, I sincerely thank the teachers. I wish you success and prosperity.

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 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