Social Psychology Free Online Course by University of Queensland

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University of Queensland is offering free online course on Introduction to Social Psychology. Social psychology helps us understand how people think about themselves and other people and what motivates their behaviour in social settings.

In this seven week course, applicants will learn why people think and behave the way they do in social settings.

Course At A Glance

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 1-2 hours pw
Subject: Social Sciences
Institution: University of Queensland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings. UQ is one of only three Australian members of the global Universitas 21 and a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities. UQ is recognised for its world standard specialised research and teaching excellence; having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country.

About This Course

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.

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

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • How we influence each other
  • Why we sometimes hurt other people
  • How we think about ourselves and others
  • How we communicate non-verbally
  • Why people behave pro-socially
  • Where prejudice and stereotypes come from

Instructors

Blake McKimmie

Blake won a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2010 and a University of Queensland Teaching Excellence Award in 2016. He currently teaches a large introductory psychology course and a second year elective about psychology and law.

Roy Baumeister

Roy F. Baumeister is a social and personality psychologist who seeks to understand the big picture of what human life is all about.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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