List of Great Psychology Topics for Research Papers

Psychology deals with the study of the human mind and human behavior. It is a vast area of study with lots of topics to discuss. Finding a great topic to write your research paper on is the first step in the process. You can’t write a great paper without a great topic.

What makes a topic great?

There are many factors to consider when thinking about a topic. They include finding a topic that has enough information on, finding a topic that you are able to draw conclusions from, and finding a topic that is interesting to you.

There are some subtopics of psychology that you may find interesting but they are just too narrow or lack solid information about to write a paper. Since you more than likely have to write a paper that is of a certain length, you want to find a topic that has enough information and resources available to draw a conclusion on and write about.

If you were to try and write a paper on psychology itself, you may be in for a tough time. There are so many subdivisions on this topic that you would not be able to accurately draw a conclusion from your findings and incorporate it into a research paper. They have written many large textbooks on the subject so using this as a general topic will not work. There is just too much information.

You want to pick something that interests you. Trying to write a successful paper on a topic that does not interest you is too hard. It will cause you a lot of added stress because you will find none of the research interesting. Also, it is hard to show enthusiasm in your writing on a topic that you have no interest in.

Here is a list of some great topics to choose from:

Abortion, addiction, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Aging, Anger, Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Child death, Depression, Eating disorders, education, emotional stability, ethics, HIV, AIDS, human rights, hypnosis, learning, memory, marriage, divorce, Post traumatic stress disorder, obesity, racism, sexual abuse, sleep disorders, stress, suicide, trauma, violence, and gender differences.

These are just a handful of the many topics that you can write about. The best way to come up with a topic is to review your text books table of contents or index. This will prove to be an effective way to determine a topic and you will already have your first source found for your research paper.


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