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Oedipus complex vs. Resentment of parental authoritarian power

The Oedipus complex is one of the classic psychology research paper topics for college students. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new to write about this abnormal psychology topic.

Example of the Oedipus complex. (Credit: Marvi Pacete)

Example of the Oedipus complex. (Credit: Marvi Pacete)

For example, you could reexamine this Freudian term, drawn from the myth of Oedipus, and argue that it is an inappropriate transference of thoughts, feelings or behaviors. Read more

Influential business people for your term paper

Good research paper topics for your business class could include writing a biography of a leading or influential businessperson. Many business magazines create lists of top business people of the year.

There are many successful business people to research for your paper. (Credit: Business Review USA)

There are many successful business people to research for your paper. (Credit: Business Review USA)

You can research these lists for successful and interesting business leaders from which to write your term paper. Here are three short biographies to get you started. Read more

Midterm elections 2014 for your research paper

Taking place every two years between presidential elections, the midterm elections voting results can shape the future of the presidency. It is at this time that all members of the House of Representatives are up for re-elections and the 2014 Senate races will determine the membership of one-third of the Senate.

Expect to receive your voting sticker at midterm elections. (Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Expect to receive your voting sticker at midterm elections. (Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Midterm elections 2014 will also decide the fate of 36 governors as well as many important policies. Voting day 2014 is on Tuesday, the fourth of November. Read more

Behaviorism is one of the best psychology research paper topics

One of the best psychology research paper topics is behaviorism, a school of psychology which seeks to explain animal and human behavior entirely in terms of observable and measurable responses to environmental stimuli.

Behaviorism explains animal and human behavior. (Credit: Brandmaster)

Behaviorism explains animal and human behavior. (Credit: Brandmaster)

And Questia, your online research library and paper writing resource, contains thousands of scholarly articles and books on the topic. Read more

Take a look at NSA and privacy for your next research paper

A new Edward Snowden documentary by Laura Poitra offers a study of the man and his whistleblowing. Electronic surveillance of ordinary citizens has become systemic, and the NSA wiretapping has exposed how few privacy rights we have.

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor. (Credit: Reuters)

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor. (Credit: Reuters)

Will this latest look at the former NSA employee do anything to turn back the tide of government intrusion? Read more

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Cognitive psychology topics for your research paper

One growing area of psychology is cognitive psychology, the study of mental processes, such as memory, perception, learning, language, problem solving and creativity. Some good research paper topics could be to provide a cognitive psychology definition with its related disciplines and to discuss trends in cognitive psychology.

For your psychology class, look into researching cognitive psychology. (Credit: NIU.edu)

For your psychology class, look into researching cognitive psychology. (Credit: NIU.edu)

For your term paper you could also explain practical applications of cognitive psychology and describe possible career paths for people with degrees in cognitive psychology. Read more

List of college majors includes unusual choices

“What’s your major?” is the perennial question on a college campus. About one-third of Freshmen will answer “undecided.” One obstacle for college students is choosing from a list of college majors that includes hundreds of choices.

With so many college majors available, picking one to study can be difficult. (Credit: Go Getter)

With so many college majors available, picking one to study can be difficult. (Credit: Go Getter)

You could choose from some of the best college majors, such as business or engineering, but why not consider some of the strangest? Read more

Research paper topic: Simon Bolivar, the liberator of South America

On October 3, 2014, the film biography of Simon Bolivar, “The Liberator,” opened in art houses and cinemas across the U.S. Bolivar, who is often called the George Washington of Latin American countries, is a true hero and one among many interesting research paper topics related to Latin American history.

The Liberator Simon Bolivar leads his army into battle. (Credit: Ben Kenber)

The Liberator Simon Bolivar leads his army into battle. (Credit: Ben Kenber)

Although he died almost 200 years ago, Bolivar’s influence is still strong in the politics and culture of Latin America. Read more