Who is this class for: This class is for anyone who went to high school. By the time you finish this course, you will never think about popularity the same way again. You will think differently about how to help today's generation of popularity-obsessed teens, and you may just feel better about your own adolescence too!

Created by:  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Dr. Mitch Prinstein

    Taught by:  Dr. Mitch Prinstein , John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Author of Popular: The Power of Likeability in a Status-Obsessed World

    UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Commitment6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is known around the world for innovative teaching and research. Regularly ranked as the nation’s best value for academic quality, UNC has produced the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years among U.S. public research universities.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 344 ratings

It was an excellent course which resolved most of my misunderstandings about popularity and gave me deeper insight.

great course! 100% recommended

Fantastic course!

great course! Had real implications in my daily life and can be used to improve the quality of individual's lives.