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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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Week
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完成時間為 4 小時

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 個視頻(共 92 分鐘), 5 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
Video9 個視頻
Lecture 1.1: Welcome, Social Psychers!8分鐘
Lecture 1.2: Course Logistics: Some Rules of the Road11分鐘
Lecture 1.3: Tour of Social Psychology Network and Invitation to Join11分鐘
Lecture 1.4: The Psychological Construction of Reality12分鐘
Lecture 1.5: Confirmation Bias8分鐘
Lecture 1.6: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies11分鐘
Lecture 1.7: Thin Slices: Social Judgments in the Blink of an Eye12分鐘
Lecture 1.8: What Other People Think of You10分鐘
Reading5 個閱讀材料
How the Course Works3分鐘
Reading 1.1 - Introducing Social Psychology15分鐘
How to Join Social Psychology Network1分鐘
Editing Your SPN Member Page1分鐘
Bonus Reading 1.1 - On Being Sane in Insane Places10分鐘
Quiz3 個練習
Snapshot Quiz, Part 1: Complete before Lecture 1.420分鐘
Snapshot Quiz, Part 2: Complete before Lecture 1.47分鐘
Assignment #1: The Random Assignment Assignment15分鐘
Week
2
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完成時間為 5 小時

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 個視頻(共 143 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video9 個視頻
Lecture 2.2: Some Twists and Turns When Explaining Behavior16分鐘
Lecture 2.3: Is the Attitude Bone Connected to the Behavior Bone?15分鐘
Lecture 2.4: Cognitive Dissonance and Self-Perception14分鐘
Lecture 2.5: Two Flavors of Dissonance: Vanilla and Earthworm19分鐘
Bonus Video 2.1: A Conversation with Elliot Aronson15分鐘
Lecture 2.6: How to Be Persuasive15分鐘
Lecture 2.7: Secrets from the Science of Persuasion (Guest Lecture)13分鐘
Lecture 2.8: The Ins and Outs of Social Influence18分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Reading 2.1 - The Self in a Social World30分鐘
Peer Assessment FAQ3分鐘
Reading 2.2 - Two Routes to Attitude Change15分鐘
Reading 2.3 - Crafting Normative Messages to Protect the Environment10分鐘
Week
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完成時間為 6 小時

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 個視頻(共 176 分鐘), 5 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video10 個視頻
Assigned Video 3.1: Obedience (Stanley Milgram's Classic Documentary)41分鐘
Lecture 3.2: Obedience to Authority (Part 2: Watch After Milgram Video)22分鐘
Bonus Video 3.1: Stanley Milgram Discusses His Electric Shock Generator1分鐘
Bonus Video 3.2: What Was Stanley Milgram Like?10分鐘
Lecture 3.3: Group Pressure and Conformity (Part 1)13分鐘
Lecture 3.4: Group Pressure and Conformity (Part 2)11分鐘
Lecture 3.5: The Dark Side of Deindividuation (Part 1: Watch Before Quiet Rage)7分鐘
Assigned Video 3.2: Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment51分鐘
Lecture 3.6: The Dark Side of Deindividuation (Part 2: Watch After Quiet Rage)10分鐘
Reading5 個閱讀材料
Reading 3.1 - Chapter 3 of Myers: Social Beliefs and Judgments30分鐘
Reading 3.2 - Replicating Milgram: Would People Still Obey Today?15分鐘
Bonus Reading 3.1 - How Nice People Get Corrupted15分鐘
Bonus Reading 3.2 - Opinions and Social Pressure15分鐘
Bonus Reading 3.3 - The SPE: Ethics and Extensions45分鐘
Week
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完成時間為 5 小時

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 個視頻(共 116 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
Assigned Video 4.1: The Abilene Paradox23分鐘
Lecture 4.2: How Categorical Thinking Gives Rise to Prejudice14分鐘
Assigned Video 4.2: Race: The Power of an Illusion9分鐘
Assigned Video 4.3: Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She23分鐘
Lecture 4.3: The Minimal Group: From Dots to Discrimination in 60 Seconds11分鐘
Lecture 4.4: When Intergroup Biases Don't Feel Like Biases20分鐘
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Reading 4.1 - Many Hands Make Diminished Responsibility10分鐘
Bonus Reading 4.1 - Doing Together What We Would Not Do Alone10分鐘
Reading 4.2 - How Groups Intensify Decisions30分鐘
Reading 4.3 - Psychology of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination分鐘

講師

Scott Plous

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

關於 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. ...

常見問題

  • 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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