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

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Psychology - Social Psychology
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - General
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Health Psychology
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Teaching Psychology
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Forensic Psychology
      • PhD in Clinical Psychology - Industrial & Organizational Psychology
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. The Chicago School

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. International Psychology
      • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis, Credential Track
    Master's
      • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
      • M.A. International Psychology
      • M.A. Psychology
      • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
      • M.A. Forensic Psychology
      • M.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: ARP Track
    Certificate
      • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Certificate in Forensic Psychology - M.A. Non-Licensure Track to Licensure Bridge Program
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    3. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Grief Counseling
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      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - International
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    4. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Medical Case Management, BS
    Certificate
      • Medical Case Management Certificate, PB
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    5. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master: Psychology/Applied Behavioral Analysis
      • MS in Psychology - Forensic Psychology
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      • BS in Psychology in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
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    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Addictions
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    6. 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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    Associate's
      • Psychology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
      • BA: Psychology
      • BA: Psychology - General
      • BA: Psychology - Experimental
      • BA: Psychology - Developmental
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    9. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PHD: Counselor Education and Supervision
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      • EDD: Community Care & Counseling: Traumatology
    Master's
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Industrial Organizational Psychology
      • MA: Professional Counseling
      • MA: Applied Psychology: Developmental Psychology
      • MS: Criminal Justice: Forensic Psychology
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    10. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology
      • BA in Applied Psychology
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Child Advocacy
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Forensic Psychology
      • BA in Applied Psychology/Organizational Psychology
    Associate's
      • AA in Applied Psychology

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

Walden University

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

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The Chicago School

  • Ph.D. International Psychology
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology Certificate

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Regent University

  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Grief Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Human Services Counseling

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Davenport University

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

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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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Colorado Christian University

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

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Grand Canyon University

  • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma

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Saint Leo University

  • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
  • BA: Psychology
  • BA: Psychology - General

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