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 (SocialPsychology.org).
At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit.
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I loved this course. It covered all the topics I was interested in and was thoroughly engaging and well-organised. Professor Plous is a great teacher and has designed a wonderful course in this MOOC.
The course is amazing! Professor Plous has created very engaging content. I highly recommend the course for anyone ! I think this material should be taught in schools as a required course.
Such an amazing course, the professor was brilliant and made lots of effort to help the learners have a fun, interactive time while learning. Would very highly recommend this course.
Learning so much and I'm only in week 1. It's untangled and clarified some of my own experiences and interactions in such an easy format with relevant and informative resources.
Professor Plous has made this course interesting with a number of additional videos, Ted talks and snapshot quiz. It is one of the best courses that I have taken on Coursera.
i feel blessed to take up this course , i will i have the funding to pay for certificate, can my certificate be kept pending when i pay to collect, that would be great.
this course is amazing , I want to keep doing it , I don't want it to end !!!\n\nScott is such a great teacher thank you so much for making it available to us !!
I recommend this course to anyone who is interested in understanding people and relations in general. It is very well designed and Professor Plous is brilliant !
An amazing course that i would suggest to everyone. It should actually be mandatory.\n\nit helps you discover yourself.\n\nTaking the course one, is not enough
Fantastic course! The video lectures were very effective and the reading materials quite valuable. Thank you all so very much for this wonderful experience!
This course will give you a lot to think about and discuss with your friends! Thoroughly enjoyed it although there were moments when it got a little boring
This is really Helpful for me to understand improve myself. also it help me for further learning .\n\nthanks prof. Scott Plous and all others to help me.
It was lengthy at first time, but gradually it became interesting and I learned very fast and it was fun and interactive all along with the professors.
Psychology has always intrigued me and this course is like an interesting trip to an exotic location that I have been wanting to take ever since.
Such a great and insightful course! Prof. Plous does a wonderful job to make the course feel authentic, engaging and extremely interesting.
Enrolling in this online course has proven to be one smart decision! Professor Plous made this class seem enjoyable and very interesting!
This course is really of great help for me and I often repeat viewing the courses to gain deep understanding and to apply my life events.
An excellent course. Though I did not take the quizzes or tests, I still learned a great deal from the lectures and readings. Thank you!
It exceded all my expectations. I loved the course. Learned so much and the classes were just incredible. Thank you for the opportunity.
Have not finished the course yet, but excellent content and activities from Prof Plous, brought with a very passionate and funny style.
Do I need any preparation for this class?
No preparation is needed, but you're welcome to begin receiving Social Psychology Network news items and announcements from any of these sources if you use Twitter, Facebook, or RSS feeds:
PSYCHOLOGY HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD (Twitter):
UNDERSTAND PREJUDICE: SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS (Twitter):
CLIMATE PSYCHOLOGY (Twitter):
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY NETWORK (Facebook):
PSYCHOLOGY NEWS SERVICE (RSS Feed):
These resources are free to everyone (whether you enroll for a Certificate or not) and will connect you with the latest news, studies, and other developments in social psychology and related fields.