Different types of psychology for your research paper

The field of psychology covers a vast area of specialized study. Psychology journals and articles discuss different types of psychology, such as infant development and perinatal psychology or media psychology.

The many types of psychology. (Credit: all-about-psychology.com)

The many types of psychology. (Credit: all-about-psychology.com)

You can also discuss the exciting work of a forensic psychologist. Here are some good research paper topics on other types of psychology. Read more

New Horizons Pluto mission to the Kuiper Belt as your research topic

Earthlings will get an up close and personal look at the Pluto system as the New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its 3 billion mile journey to the recently downgraded planet and its moons. The New Horizons probe is the first to travel to the Kuiper Belt where it will take pictures of Pluto and Charon.

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015. (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI)

Pluto as seen from New Horizons on July 11, 2015. (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI)

Interesting research paper topics are: why is Pluto not a planet anymore, the New Horizons’ Pluto mission and the spacecraft’s Pluto images. Read more

Research topic on El Chapo and the war on drugs

The leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín Guzmán Loera (otherwise known as El Chapo), escaped from a high-security prison in Mexico via an underground tunnel on July 11, 2015. This is not the first time the head of the Mexican drug cartel has found a way to free himself from jail.

How will El Chapo's prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

How will El Chapo’s prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

El Chapo, which is Spanish for Shorty, previously escaped from prison in 2001, possibly in a laundry cart. What does this mean for the War on Drugs? Read more

Questia Reading Room: Our most recent book acquisitions

At Questia we are always looking to expand our collection of reading books, and we like to make sure you know about them! With many different genres to choose from, you’re bound to find a book that fulfills your reading needs.

Credit: Tim Sackton/Flickr

Credit: Tim Sackton/Flickr

For the next month, you can read the following books at Questia — for FREE. Enjoy them while they last! Read more

How stress affects college students and what to do about it

Stress among college students continues to grow, and different students cope with stress in campus life in several ways. For proper student health, students and their counselors should learn to identify the cause of stress and devise appropriate stress relief techniques.

Find out how to best cope with stress in college. (Credit: The Dolly Lammy)

Find out how to best cope with stress in college. (Credit: The Dolly Lammy)

Whether you are someone experiencing extreme amounts of stress during college or know someone who is, the below tips give everyone the chance to live a happy, healthy college life. Read more

History research paper: Advance of Homo sapiens during the ice age

Our ancient ancestors lived in small groups on the African savanna about 200,000 years ago during the ice age. From there, these first peoples moved across the earth and mingled with other types of humans. Thus human genes evolved and Homo sapiens grew in numbers.

Learn more about homo sapiens for your next history research paper. (Credit: PBS)

Learn more about homo sapiens for your next history research paper. (Credit: PBS)

The PBS series, First Peoples, is a collaboration between historians and scientists who have uncovered a mystery as compelling as any detective story. It is the story of how early Man survived through the mixing of genes. This story of the first peoples would make a fascinating history research paper. Read more

Term paper topic: Genetically modified food (GMO) pros and cons

Looking for some good research paper topics for an environmental science or genetics class? Consider writing about genetically modified food pros and cons. Genetically modified foods (also known as genetically modified organisms, or GMO) and the labeling of foods that are genetically modified is a contentious debate.

Learn more about GMO pros and cons. (Credit: John Pritchett/Civil Beat)

Learn more about GMO pros and cons. (Credit: John Pritchett/Civil Beat)

Some say GMO food is no different than conventionally grown food, while others say “Frankenstein” tactics have no place in our food supply. Your term paper could discuss what is GMO, GMO crops, the non-GMO movement and federal legislation regarding GMOs. Read more

Discuss the rise of Boko Haram in your next research paper

Boko Haram continued their campaign of terror on part of Africa, with another bombing in Nigeria in recent days. Suicide bombers attacked a village near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, while other members of the ISIS terrorist group shot and killed people in raids across Nigeria.

Discuss Boko Haram in your next research paper. (Credit: Reuters)

Discuss Boko Haram in your next research paper. (Credit: Reuters)

If you are looking for research paper topics in current events or for an African studies class, consider looking into the recent violent events that contributed to the rise of Boko Haram. Read more

Research topic: Artificial pancreas may help with Type 1 and 2 diabetes

Technology is ever-evolving, especially when it comes to health care. The latest innovation on the horizon could potentially provide life-changing benefits to those with Type 1 and 2 diabetes. Science appears to be on the verge of creating the equivalent of an artificial pancreas, the organ that is responsible for regulating blood sugar in the body.

Learn more about the artificial pancreas. (Credit: American Diabetes Association Journals)

Learn more about the artificial pancreas. (Credit: American Diabetes Association Journals)

For people with Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes, this would mean no more having to monitor their glucose level or injecting extra insulin. Instead their body would be able to maintain an ideal blood sugar level on its own through the artificial pancreas. Read more

Research paper: San Andreas movie and the science of earthquake prediction

The disaster movie genre has long exploited the theme of the average man standing against forces beyond their control–like natural disasters. That may be because natural disasters, such as earthquakes, are very likely to happen and if they do, there is little that can be done to avoid them. For those who live on the west coast of the U.S. the San Andreas Fault presents the constant threat of a serious earthquake.

Discuss the San Andreas movie and earthquakes for your next research paper. (Credit: Boom champions)

Discuss the San Andreas movie and earthquakes for your next research paper. (Credit: Boom champions)

We know a lot about what causes earthquakes but we don’t know for sure when they will happen. That’s why the science of earthquake prediction is so important. If you enjoyed watching Dwayne Johnson’s performance in San Andreas, which hit #1 at the box office its opening weekend, you might consider a research paper on earthquake prediction. Read more