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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). 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....
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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 hours/week...
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English

Legendas: English, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
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4 horas para concluir

WEEK 1: Social Perceptions and Misperceptions

This week's goals are to: (1) learn what social psychology is and why it's worth studying; (2) take a "snapshot" of your thinking at the start of the course; (3) see how perceptions of reality are psychologically constructed; and (4) witness the shocking speed at which social judgments are made....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 92 min), 5 leituras, 3 testes
Video9 videos
Lecture 1.1: Welcome, Social Psychers!8min
Lecture 1.2: Course Logistics: Some Rules of the Road11min
Lecture 1.3: Tour of Social Psychology Network and Invitation to Join11min
Lecture 1.4: The Psychological Construction of Reality12min
Lecture 1.5: Confirmation Bias8min
Lecture 1.6: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies11min
Lecture 1.7: Thin Slices: Social Judgments in the Blink of an Eye12min
Lecture 1.8: What Other People Think of You10min
Reading5 leituras
How the Course Works3min
Reading 1.1 - Introducing Social Psychology15min
How to Join Social Psychology Network1min
Editing Your SPN Member Page1min
Bonus Reading 1.1 - On Being Sane in Insane Places10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Snapshot Quiz, Part 1: Complete before Lecture 1.420min
Snapshot Quiz, Part 2: Complete before Lecture 1.47min
Assignment #1: The Random Assignment Assignment15min
Week
2
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5 horas para concluir

WEEK 2: The Psychology of Self-Presentation and Persuasion

This week's goals are to: (1) learn how people explain their behavior and the behavior of others; (2) explore the link between attitudes and behavior; (3) understand what cognitive dissonance is and why it matters; and (4) gain some practical tips from the science of persuasion and social influence....
Reading
9 vídeos (Total de 143 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video9 videos
Lecture 2.2: Some Twists and Turns When Explaining Behavior16min
Lecture 2.3: Is the Attitude Bone Connected to the Behavior Bone?15min
Lecture 2.4: Cognitive Dissonance and Self-Perception14min
Lecture 2.5: Two Flavors of Dissonance: Vanilla and Earthworm19min
Bonus Video 2.1: A Conversation with Elliot Aronson15min
Lecture 2.6: How to Be Persuasive15min
Lecture 2.7: Secrets from the Science of Persuasion (Guest Lecture)13min
Lecture 2.8: The Ins and Outs of Social Influence18min
Reading4 leituras
Reading 2.1 - The Self in a Social World30min
Peer Assessment FAQ3min
Reading 2.2 - Two Routes to Attitude Change15min
Reading 2.3 - Crafting Normative Messages to Protect the Environment10min
Week
3
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6 horas para concluir

WEEK 3: Obedience, Conformity, and Deindividuation

This week's goals are to: (1) understand the psychological dynamics of obedience to authority; (2) review studies on group pressure and conformity; (3) learn about the dark side of deindividuation; and (4) consider ethical issues related to psychology research....
Reading
10 vídeos (Total de 176 min), 5 leituras, 1 teste
Video10 videos
Assigned Video 3.1: Obedience (Stanley Milgram's Classic Documentary)41min
Lecture 3.2: Obedience to Authority (Part 2: Watch After Milgram Video)22min
Bonus Video 3.1: Stanley Milgram Discusses His Electric Shock Generator1min
Bonus Video 3.2: What Was Stanley Milgram Like?10min
Lecture 3.3: Group Pressure and Conformity (Part 1)13min
Lecture 3.4: Group Pressure and Conformity (Part 2)11min
Lecture 3.5: The Dark Side of Deindividuation (Part 1: Watch Before Quiet Rage)7min
Assigned Video 3.2: Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment51min
Lecture 3.6: The Dark Side of Deindividuation (Part 2: Watch After Quiet Rage)10min
Reading5 leituras
Reading 3.1 - Chapter 3 of Myers: Social Beliefs and Judgments30min
Reading 3.2 - Replicating Milgram: Would People Still Obey Today?15min
Bonus Reading 3.1 - How Nice People Get Corrupted15min
Bonus Reading 3.2 - Opinions and Social Pressure15min
Bonus Reading 3.3 - The SPE: Ethics and Extensions45min
Week
4
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5 horas para concluir

WEEK 4: Group Behavior: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

This week's goals are to: (1) examine behavioral dynamics within and between groups; (2) see what happens when people fall prey to the Abilene Paradox; (3) read about social loafing, groupthink, and group polarization; and (4) learn effective ways to reduce prejudice and discrimination in daily life....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 116 min), 4 leituras, 1 teste
Video7 videos
Assigned Video 4.1: The Abilene Paradox23min
Lecture 4.2: How Categorical Thinking Gives Rise to Prejudice14min
Assigned Video 4.2: Race: The Power of an Illusion9min
Assigned Video 4.3: Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She23min
Lecture 4.3: The Minimal Group: From Dots to Discrimination in 60 Seconds11min
Lecture 4.4: When Intergroup Biases Don't Feel Like Biases20min
Reading4 leituras
Reading 4.1 - Many Hands Make Diminished Responsibility10min
Bonus Reading 4.1 - Doing Together What We Would Not Do Alone10min
Reading 4.2 - How Groups Intensify Decisions30min
Reading 4.3 - Psychology of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discriminationmin

Instrutores

Scott Plous

Professor of Psychology; Executive Director, Social Psychology Network; recipient of the American Psychological Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching
Department of Psychology

Sobre Wesleyan University

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. ...

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • 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):

    http://coursera.socialpsychology.org/twitter-headlines

    ONLINE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH STUDIES (Twitter):

    http://coursera.socialpsychology.org/twitter-studies

    UNDERSTAND PREJUDICE: SOCIAL JUSTICE NEWS (Twitter):

    http://coursera.socialpsychology.org/twitter-prejudice

    SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY NETWORK (Facebook):

    http://coursera.socialpsychology.org/facebook

    PSYCHOLOGY NEWS SERVICE (RSS Feed):

    http://coursera.socialpsychology.org/rss

    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.

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