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The level of popularity you experienced in childhood and adolescence is still affecting you today in ways that you may not even realize. Learn about how psychologists study popularity and how these same concepts can be used in adulthood to be more successful at work, become better parents, and have a happier life.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - How is Popularity Affecting Your Life as an Adult?
    We will review how popularity is changing your social information processing and DNA expression.
  • Week 2 - How Do We Study Popularity Scientifically?
    We will discuss the ways that we have identified different subgroups of kids and adults who have different popularity profiles.
  • Week 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.
  • Week 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.
  • Week 5 - How Does Popularity Change Our Mood, Feelings, and Behaviors? (Part 1)
    We will discuss recent findings regarding the links between popularity and psychopathology.
  • Week 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.
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Instructors

Dr. Mitch Prinstein
John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and Author of Popular: The Power of Likeability in a Status-Obsessed World
UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is known around the world for innovative teaching and research. Regularly ranked as the nation’s best value for academic quality, UNC has produced the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years among U.S. public research universities.
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Coursera

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The course content is fascinating! Mitch does an exceptional job detailing concepts and breaking them down into simpler language

Published on January 9, 2018
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on the February 15, 2018
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I feel we deserve to be given a list of references. This course begs the question of how to heal from popularity wounds, and how to be popular which were both not addressed at all. Very disappointing.

on the January 9, 2018
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The course content is fascinating! Mitch does an exceptional job detailing concepts and breaking them down into simpler language

on the December 14, 2017
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The course is well structured, videos are brief and Dr. Prinstein dialectic makes the topic very approchable, clear and interesting. I've really enjoyed it!

on the November 19, 2017
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I found this class to be very informative. I wondered why some of the studies were dated and how the results might be different in today's world. Thank you for this valuable class!

on the August 2, 2017
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The structure is very clear, also the topics are great and interesting. It's my first online course, and it turns out to be very helpful, from the course I've learned the basic knowledge of popularity psychology. :D