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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.



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.


176 - Social Norms, Social Change I 的 200 個評論(共 478 個)

創建者 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

創建者 Eman S


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

創建者 christian I B


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

創建者 Beverly C


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

創建者 stacey m


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

創建者 Anthony C A


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

創建者 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!

創建者 Godfred O A


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

創建者 Josyula K L


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

創建者 Hekmatullah K


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

創建者 Ruby S


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

創建者 Sarah P


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

創建者 Olha K


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

創建者 Melati A A


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

創建者 Marco C


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

創建者 Saori G


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

創建者 Xiaoyu H


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

創建者 Do Q A


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

創建者 Nurzhan K


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

創建者 Geofrey T


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

創建者 Marzie A


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

創建者 Amr R


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

創建者 Nirmal G


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

創建者 Lucy D


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

創建者 Sabrina P


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