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. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Psychology
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      • BS in Psychology in Addictions
      • BS in Psychology in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • BSCJ: Forensic Psychology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
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      • Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate
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    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision
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      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
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      • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma
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    3. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Psychology - Social Psychology
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    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track
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    4. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
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    Master's
      • MS in General Psychology
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Psychology
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    5. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. On Site Curriculum
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      • Psychology, B.S.
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      • Psychology, A.S.
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    6. The Chicago School

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    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. International Psychology
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      • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
      • M.A. International Psychology
      • M.A. Psychology
      • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
      • M.A. Forensic Psychology
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    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
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    7. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PHD: Psychology: Social Psychology
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      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
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      • MA: Applied Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology
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    Bachelor's
      • BS: Psychology
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      • AA: Psychology
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    8. Northcentral University

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    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Gender Studies
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      • M.A. in Psychology - General Psychology
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    9. Baker College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Industrial/Organizational Psychology - MSIOP
    Bachelor's
      • Psychology
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology
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    Associate's
      • AA in Applied 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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Grand Canyon University

  • Ph.D. in General Psychology - Performance Psychology
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • BS in Psychology

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Walden University

  • MS in Psychology - Social Psychology
  • MS in Psychology - General
  • BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track
  • BS in Psychology - Addictions

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Regent University

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • MS in General Psychology
  • B.S. in Psychology

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Colorado Christian University

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. On Site Curriculum
  • Psychology, B.S.
  • Psychology, A.S.

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The Chicago School

  • Ph.D. International Psychology
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Liberty University

  • PHD: Psychology: Social Psychology
  • MA: Applied Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • BS: Psychology
  • AA: Psychology

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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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