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學生對 宾夕法尼亚大学 提供的 Network Dynamics of Social Behavior 的評價和反饋

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How do revolutions emerge without anyone expecting them? How did social norms about same sex marriage change more rapidly than anyone anticipated? Why do some social innovations take off with relative ease, while others struggle for years without spreading? More generally, what are the forces that control the process of social evolution –from the fashions that we wear, to our beliefs about religious tolerance, to our ideas about the process of scientific discovery and the best ways to manage complex research organizations? The social world is complex and full of surprises. Our experiences and intuitions about the social world as individuals are often quite different from the behaviors that we observe emerging in large societies. Even minor changes to the structure of a social network - changes that are unobservable to individuals within those networks - can lead to radical shifts in the spread of new ideas and behaviors through a population. These “invisible” mathematical properties of social networks have powerful implications for the ways that teams solve problems, the social norms that are likely to emerge, and even the very future of our society. This course condenses the last decade of cutting-edge research on these topics into six modules. Each module provides an in-depth look at a particular research puzzle -with a focus on agent-based models and network theories of social change -and provides an interactive computational model for you try out and to use for making your own explorations! Learning objectives - after this course, students will be able to... - explain how computer models are used to study challenging social problems - describe how networks are used to represent the structure of social relationships - show how individual actions can lead to unintended collective behaviors - provide concrete examples of how social networks can influence social change - discuss how diffusion processes can explain the growth social movements, changes in cultural norms, and the success of team problem solving...




A Crisp yet effective overview of some of the most critical works in the field of Networking. Anyone from the fields of Management, Sociology, Anthropology et al should try the MOOC.



This course really enhanced my understanding of collective intelligence, however, it would be great if instructors provide lecture slides also to revise the course whenever required.


26 - Network Dynamics of Social Behavior 的 50 個評論(共 89 個)

創建者 Mireille L


Great course for beginners - simple to understand and changes the way you think about communication networks.



excellent course accessible to all. highly recommended.Really looking forward to more courses from this team.

創建者 Jeffrey P


A short course (I completed in a single evening) but really interesting with lots of potential applications.

創建者 Karen L


loved this class. Helped explain scenarios of collective behavior, drivers, variables. Very interesting.

創建者 Upasana D


This is one of the best courses I have taken on Coursera so far. Kudos to professors Damon and Joshua!

創建者 Martin B L


Interesting course! Concepts are very well explained, but it misses practical classes in NetLogo.

創建者 Sebastian P


Interesting topics, well lectures, if it would go a little bit more in-depth it would be perfect

創建者 Manyu


Very down-to-earth. Highly recommended for anyone who wants basic knowledge on network dynamics.

創建者 Venkataraman G


This is an excellent introductory course. Highly recommended for students of social sciences.

創建者 Fabian G V


Excelent course to start in Network Dynamics. I hope a more advanced course after this one.

創建者 Hugo M d F


An eye-opening course, well structured and with a good balance of knowledge and analysis.

創建者 Aleix D


Very interesting topics. I can't wait to apply them to current research.

創建者 Hansel E


Insightful course with knowledge that can be applied in various fields.

創建者 Jack O


An excellent and inspiring introduction to a new approach to sociology.

創建者 Thuy N


Very informative, love the simulation we get to run after each lesson

創建者 Skyler S


Very interesting course. Occasionally test questions are too vague.

創建者 Ramkumar S


Simple concise videos. Crisp explanations. Cool demos with Netlogo.

創建者 Gustavo


Bring us a new way to see the people's behavior and the world.

創建者 Fayez K


Amazing course! Taught me a ton. Buying a new one real soon

創建者 Ana G R M


Both Professors easily give an overview of Network Dynamics

創建者 Daniel H J


It's a good course for introduction to social networks

創建者 Jasmine B


Congratulations. It is a very well structured course.

創建者 Ignacio O


Great introductory course, although a bit too easy.

創建者 John


A great introduction to an ever interesting topic.

創建者 Deepakshi A


A very interesting and helpful course. Thank you!