Free Online Social Psychology Courses from Top Universities

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There are three online social psychology courses offered for free by top universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Open University and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Class topics touch on areas like interpersonal dynamics, attitude change and the theoretical perspective of embodiment.
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Free Social Psychology Courses

Three prominent universities offer online classes in social psychology that students can take for free. Topics discussed range from the nature of attitudes to group dynamics.

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Online learners at this university can take a class that explores the effect of attitude on how an individual acts. Topics include attitude change and organization theories and the formation of social attitudes.

Open University

A free advanced course that explores phenomenological psychology and embodiment is available through OpenLearn. Students in this class complete a project that deals with how people make cosmetic changes to the body.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Students at MIT can take an undergraduate course that deals with group and interpersonal dynamics. This class provides instruction through group studies, classroom activities and lectures.

Free Social Psychology Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Social Attitudes and Public Opinion course from University of Massachusetts -Boston Unknown Text Yes Yes Yes
The Body: A Phenomenological Psychological Perspective course from Open University Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Social Psychology course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

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    1. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
      • Master: Psychology/Addictions
      • MS in Educational Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      • BS in Psychology in Addictions
      • BS in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
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    2. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Psychology/Clinical Psychology
      • BA in Psychology
      • BA in Psychology/Addiction and Substance Abuse
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    Associate's
      • AA in Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - BS Entry - Social Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - Related MS Entry - Social Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - BS Entry - Health Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - BS Entry - Teaching
      • PhD in Psychology - Related MS Entry - Health Psychology
      • PhD in Psychology - Related MS Entry - Teaching
    Master's
      • MS in Psychology - Social Psychology (Career)
      • MS in Psychology - Social Psychology (Prep)
      • MS in Psychology - General (Career)
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      • MS in Psychology - Health Psychology (Career)
      • MS in Psychology - Health Psychology (Prep)
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track
      • BS in Psychology - Addictions
      • BS in Psychology - Applied Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - General Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Human Services for Psychology
      • BS in Psychology - Preparation for Graduate Studies
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    4. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
      • PhD in Psychology - General Psychology
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      • DMFT - Military Family Therapy
      • PhD in Psychology - Health Psychology
    Master's
      • M.A. in Psychology - General Psychology
      • M.A. in Psychology - Gender Studies
      • MS - Health Psychology (MSPSYHL)
      • MS - Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MSPSYIO)
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    5. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS: Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
      • BA: Psychology
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      • BA: Psychology - Experimental
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    6. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Cognition and Instruction
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      • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
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    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
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    7. Biola University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Online BS in Applied Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Counseling, M.A.
      • Counseling, M.A. Online
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      • Psychology, B.S.
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      • Psychology, A.S.
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    9. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Psychology
      • B.S. - Psychology - Organizational Behavior
      • B.S. - Psychology - Consumer Behavior
  • Online Programs Available
    10. George Fox University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Adult Degree Program - Social and Behavioral Studies

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Purdue University Global

  • MS in Psychology
  • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • BS in Psychology in Addictions

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New England College

  • BA in Psychology/Clinical Psychology
  • BA in Psychology
  • AA in Psychology

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Walden University

  • PhD in Psychology - BS Entry - Social Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - Social Psychology (Career)
  • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
  • PhD in Psychology - General Psychology
  • M.A. in Psychology - General Psychology
  • M.A. in Psychology - Gender Studies

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Saint Leo University

  • MS: Psychology
  • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
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Grand Canyon University

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  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • BS in Psychology

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Biola University

  • Online BS in Applied Psychology

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Colorado Christian University

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  • Psychology, B.S.
  • Psychology, A.S.

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