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Introduction to Psychology (Coursera)

What are people most afraid of? What do our dreams mean? Are we natural-born racists? What makes us happy? What are the causes and cures of mental illness? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and [...]

Network Dynamics of Social Behavior (Coursera)

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 [...]

Social Norms, Social Change I (Coursera)

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 [...]

People, Networks and Neighbours: Understanding Social Dynamics (FutureLearn)

Learn why social processes seem so unpredictable and understand better the basics of social dynamics. Explore a new way of approaching questions about social behaviour. This three-week course will help you understand why social processes seem so unpredictable and understand better the basics of social [...]