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

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    1. Walden University

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    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Social Psychology
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      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Industrial & Organizational Psychology
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    2. Regent University

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    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
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      • M.S. in General Psychology - Industrial-Organizational Psychology
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      • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical and Counseling Psychology
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    3. Purdue University Global

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    Master's
      • MS in Psychology
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      • BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
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    4. Florida Tech

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    Bachelor's
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology
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      • AA in Applied Psychology
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    5. Pacific Oaks College

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    Bachelor's
      • B.A. Community Psychology
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    6. Davenport University

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      • Medical Case Management, BS
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      • Medical Case Management Certificate, PB
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    7. Grand Canyon University

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    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
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      • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
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    8. Northcentral University

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    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
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    9. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Psychology
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    10. New England College

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    Bachelor's
      • BA in Psychology/Clinical Psychology
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    Associate's
      • AA in Psychology

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Walden University

  • PhD in Psychology - Social Psychology
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology - General
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology

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Regent University

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • M.S. in General Psychology - Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical and Counseling Psychology

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Purdue University Global

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

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Florida Tech

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

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Pacific Oaks College

  • B.A. Community Psychology

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Davenport University

  • Medical Case Management, BS
  • Medical Case Management Certificate, PB

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Grand Canyon University

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
  • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
  • PhD in Psychology - General Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology - Industrial Organizational Psychology

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