Coursera / Social Psychology: Week 4 – Group Behavior: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

SocPSI-4Week 4 Reflection

The timing of this course seems almost prescient!  I know that the course was delayed from its original start date so that the interactive features could be added to the lectures.  It is this interactivity that makes this course such a standout, but what really is amazing to me is that during this week, while the world searches anxiously for a solution to the Syria problem and we all watch the agonizing decision-making taking place, we are given through the course lectures and readings a glimpse of the psychology behind some very similar group decisions that have had such a marked influence on our world.  We are hoping and praying for our leaders to make the best decision for us and for all the world.