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University of Queensland

Introduction to Social Psychology

University of Queensland via edX


We often have firmly held beliefs about why people think and behave the way they do. Sometimes our intuitions are correct, but often they are not.

Social psychology helps us understand how people think about themselves and other people and what motivates their behaviour in social settings.

This course explores a range of topics in social psychology, from how we think about ourselves, how we think about others, and how we interact and communicate with others. We will also discuss the ways that we can influence others and be influenced by others. Finally, we look at some problematic aspects of human behaviour, such as prejudice and aggression.

You should take this course if you are curious about why we behave the way we do.

Taught by

Blake McKimmie and Roy Baumeister


4.8 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

4.8 rating at edX based on 13 ratings

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  • I had a great experience following this course of Psychology. I was surprised how interesting I kept thought the lessons and how you connect with your interests and plans leading towards your career and adding even more to your education, specially if you're more engaged on the subject while learning.
  • I feel this is a course that everyone should take, no matter what your profession is. The content really opens your eyes and helps broaden your views on others and the world we live in. You truly get a greater understanding on how different behaviors affect you and those around you. After the course, I found myself making a conscious effort to be more positive around
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    Nisarg Patel
    The course is good because one who is curious to know about human behavior can opt for this course. Its totally based on mindset and body language and many more. GO TO CLASSES for more information. AWESOME!!!
  • The course is very was an eye opener to me.i have benefited much as i have met some practical situations and challenges head on and prevailed .
  • It's a fascinating study of how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by social situations.

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