How can "action teaching" lead to a more just, compassionate, and peaceful world?

Scott Plous studies prejudice, discrimination, and decision-making, and he has used his research to develop a model of teaching aimed at solving real-world social problems. This "action teaching" model not only contributes to a better understanding of human behavior, but also to the betterment of individuals and society.




Scott is the founder and executive director of Social Psychology Network, an international nonprofit community with members from more than 65 countries. The mission of the Network is "to promote peace, social justice, and sustainable living through public education, research, and the advancement of psychology.”


Ever wonder why people do what they do? Scott’s massive open online course offers some answers based on the latest research from social psychology. The MOOC is available free of charge through Coursera and is one of the largest courses ever given, enrolling more than 700,000 students from approximately 200 countries.