Module 1: How is popularity affecting your life as an adult?
We will review how popularity is changing your social information processing and DNA expression.
Module 2: How is popularity studied scientifically by psychologists?
We will discuss the ways that we have identified different subgroups of kids and adults who have different popularity profiles.
Module 3: Why are some people more popular than others? (Part 1)
We will discuss what behaviors popular people engage in, and what types of specific behaviors make people unpopular almost immediately. Implications for adult relationships will be discussed.
Module 4: Why are some people more popular than others? (Part 2)
We will review why facial and body attractiveness plays a role in popularity and how parents can make their children more popular.
Module 5: How does popularity change our mood, feelings, and behaviors? (Part 1)
We will discuss recent findings regarding the links between popularity and psychopathology.
Module 6: How does popularity change our mood, feelings, and behaviors? (Part 2)
We will review why popular people really do have better skills and life outcomes compared to others.
No background is required. All are welcome!
This course will consist of 6 modules. Each module will contain a number of video lectures, ranging in length from 5-15 minutes. Some of these lectures will contain ungraded in-video questions to help you check your understanding of the topic. At the end of each module, there will be a graded multiple choice quiz.
What type of certification can I earn in this course?
This course offers the Verified Certificate. You must join Signature Track and complete the course successfully in order to earn a Verified Certificate. You are also welcome to participate in the free version.
What resources will I need for this course?
All material you need to succeed in this course will be provided on the course site. You will be tested on material in the video lectures. Optional readings may be available if you wish to learn more about the topic.
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