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Free psychology courseware collections

There are a multitude of open courseware collections available to psychology students and mental health professionals on the Internet. For free, you can access quality training programs, syllabi, reading materials and lecture notes from the University of Massachusetts - Boston, The Open University, the College of Eastern Utah, and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. From counseling to public health to human development to family psychology to substance abuse, open courseware classes cover all subjects within the field. These classes are available to busy students and health care workers 24/7, as long as they have access to an Internet connection. Courses can be completed on the student's own schedule, at his or her own pace.

This collection of open courseware classes includes resources from the University of Massachusetts - Boston and the College of Eastern Utah. Classes like Substance Abuse and the Family, Public Opinion, Introduction to Abnormal Psychology, and Social Psychology introduce topics like attitude, human behavior, human development, scientific psychology, family dynamics, addiction, culture, personality and more. The list below serves as an example of the many different resources available online in psychology through open courseware. Psychology students, as well as counselors and other psychology professionals, can take these classes to explore a new area in their field or review introductory principles. Courses are designed to educate future school counselors, independent psychologists and psychiatrists, and counselors or psychologists in health care facilities.

  • Introduction to Psychology [College of Eastern Utah] - Students get a background in human development, perception, scientific psychology, social psychology and more in this class.
  • Introduction to Abnormal Psychology [College of Eastern Utah] - This course covers a "biosocial approach to the study of maladaptive behavior and personality."
  • Social Psychology [College of Eastern Utah] - Students learn about culture, personality and how people respond to social situations.