Free Online Introduction to Psychology Courses from Top Universities

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Psychology courses are offered for free online by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University and Open University. These courses will cover the basics of studying the mind.
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Free Introduction to Psychology Courses

Students interested in studying introduction to psychology courses online for free will find wide-ranging options. Courses are held in the format of audio and video lectures, in addition to text-based lessons.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT brings psychology to light with an intro course centered around audio lectures and the textbook Psychology by Daniel Reisberg, Alan J. Fridlund and Henry Gleitman. Study materials for the course include PDFs of old exams, 'Jeopardy' questions, and textbook review.

Yale University

Yale University's introductory psychology course explores a wide range of topics. Main topics include thoughts, lust, religion, perception, persuasion and dreams. Students can stream or download video lectures given by Dr. Paul Bloom, who is the professor for the course.

Open University

For the first listed psychology course at Open University, students will explore the diversity of psychology in the 21st century. Course topics include psychology methods and ethical situations. This is a 12-hour research-based course. Also, there is an interactive mini course which is part of the Open University's Exploring Psychology course. Students are asked to participate in a range of activities, using the EPoCH (Exploring Psychology's Context and History) resource.

Free Online Introduction to Psychology Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Introduction to Psychology course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook/audio lectures and notes/study materials Yes Yes Yes
Introduction to Psychology course from Yale University Unspecified Audio and video lectures/textbook/readings No Yes Yes
Psychology in the 21st Century course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
EPOCH Psychology History Timeline course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

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    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
      • MS in Psychology
      • MS in Educational Psychology
      • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • BS in Psychology in Addictions
      • BS in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
      • Graduate Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Counseling, M.A.
      • Counseling, M.A. Online
    Bachelor's
      • Psychology, B.S.
      • Psychology, B.S. - Emphasis in Biblical Studies
      • Psychology, B.S. - Emphasis in Clinical Counseling
    Associate's
      • Psychology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Ohio Christian University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
      • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PHD: Counselor Education and Supervision
    Master's
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology
      • MA: Human Services Counseling: Life Coaching
      • MS: Criminal Justice: Forensic Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Psychology
      • BS: Psychology - Christian Counseling
      • BS: Psychology: Addiction and Recovery
      • BS: Psychology: Developmental Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS: Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BA: Psychology
      • BA: Psychology - General
      • BA: Psychology - Experimental
      • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
      • BA: Psychology - Developmental
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
      • Master in Christian Counseling
      • Master in Christian Counseling of Substance Use & Addictive Disorders
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Biola University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Online BS in Applied Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    9. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Psychology
      • BA in Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • BA in Psychology/Human Services
      • BA in Psychology/Addiction and Substance Abuse
      • BA in Psychology/Clinical Psychology
      • BA in Psychology/Developmental Psychology
    Associate's
      • AA in Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Medical Case Management, BS
    Certificate
      • Medical Case Management Certificate, PB

Featured Schools

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Purdue University Global

  • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
  • BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Graduate Certificate in Addictions

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Colorado Christian University

  • Counseling, M.A.
  • Psychology, B.S.
  • Psychology, A.S.

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Ohio Christian University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling

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Liberty University

  • PHD: Counselor Education and Supervision
  • MA: Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
  • BS: Psychology

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Saint Leo University

  • MS: Psychology
  • BA: Psychology
  • BA: Psychology - General

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Grand Canyon University

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  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology
  • BS in Psychology
  • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology

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Post University

  • B.A. in Psychology

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Biola University

  • Online BS in Applied Psychology

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