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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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完成时间为 4 小时

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 个视频(共 92 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
Video9 个视频
Lecture 1.1: Welcome, Social Psychers!8分钟
Lecture 1.2: Course Logistics: Some Rules of the Road11分钟
Lecture 1.3: Tour of Social Psychology Network and Invitation to Join11分钟
Lecture 1.4: The Psychological Construction of Reality12分钟
Lecture 1.5: Confirmation Bias8分钟
Lecture 1.6: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies11分钟
Lecture 1.7: Thin Slices: Social Judgments in the Blink of an Eye12分钟
Lecture 1.8: What Other People Think of You10分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
How the Course Works3分钟
Reading 1.1 - Introducing Social Psychology15分钟
How to Join Social Psychology Network1分钟
Editing Your SPN Member Page1分钟
Bonus Reading 1.1 - On Being Sane in Insane Places10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Snapshot Quiz, Part 1: Complete before Lecture 1.420分钟
Snapshot Quiz, Part 2: Complete before Lecture 1.47分钟
Assignment #1: The Random Assignment Assignment15分钟
Week
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完成时间为 5 小时

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 个视频(共 143 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
Lecture 2.2: Some Twists and Turns When Explaining Behavior16分钟
Lecture 2.3: Is the Attitude Bone Connected to the Behavior Bone?15分钟
Lecture 2.4: Cognitive Dissonance and Self-Perception14分钟
Lecture 2.5: Two Flavors of Dissonance: Vanilla and Earthworm19分钟
Bonus Video 2.1: A Conversation with Elliot Aronson15分钟
Lecture 2.6: How to Be Persuasive15分钟
Lecture 2.7: Secrets from the Science of Persuasion (Guest Lecture)13分钟
Lecture 2.8: The Ins and Outs of Social Influence18分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Reading 2.1 - The Self in a Social World30分钟
Peer Assessment FAQ3分钟
Reading 2.2 - Two Routes to Attitude Change15分钟
Reading 2.3 - Crafting Normative Messages to Protect the Environment10分钟
Week
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完成时间为 6 小时

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 个视频(共 176 分钟), 5 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video10 个视频
Assigned Video 3.1: Obedience (Stanley Milgram's Classic Documentary)41分钟
Lecture 3.2: Obedience to Authority (Part 2: Watch After Milgram Video)22分钟
Bonus Video 3.1: Stanley Milgram Discusses His Electric Shock Generator1分钟
Bonus Video 3.2: What Was Stanley Milgram Like?10分钟
Lecture 3.3: Group Pressure and Conformity (Part 1)13分钟
Lecture 3.4: Group Pressure and Conformity (Part 2)11分钟
Lecture 3.5: The Dark Side of Deindividuation (Part 1: Watch Before Quiet Rage)7分钟
Assigned Video 3.2: Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment51分钟
Lecture 3.6: The Dark Side of Deindividuation (Part 2: Watch After Quiet Rage)10分钟
Reading5 个阅读材料
Reading 3.1 - Chapter 3 of Myers: Social Beliefs and Judgments30分钟
Reading 3.2 - Replicating Milgram: Would People Still Obey Today?15分钟
Bonus Reading 3.1 - How Nice People Get Corrupted15分钟
Bonus Reading 3.2 - Opinions and Social Pressure15分钟
Bonus Reading 3.3 - The SPE: Ethics and Extensions45分钟
Week
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完成时间为 5 小时

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

讲师

Scott Plous

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

关于 Wesleyan University

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常见问题

  • 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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