Cover the vaccination debate for your next research paper

During the month of January 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracked 102 cases of measles reported across 14 states. This measles outbreak is a cause for concern because so many cases were reported in such a short time compared to previous years. In 2014, a record 644 cases of measles were recorded from 27 states. That was the greatest number of cases since the year 2000.

It is now possible to receive a free vaccination in some areas. (Credit: About the MMR Vaccine)

It is now possible to receive a free vaccination in some areas. (Credit: About the MMR Vaccine)

The fear of a severe outbreak has reignited the vaccination debate and the question of personal choice in the use of vaccines. As the story continues to unfold, it makes for a good research paper topic. Read more

Bandura psychology is a good research paper topic for psychology enthusiasts

Psychologist Albert Bandura created Bandura Psychology through his contributions to the various areas of psychology including therapy, personality psychology and social cognitive theory. He also affected the shift between behaviorism and cognitive psychology.

Triadic Reciprocal Determinism of Bandura psychology. (Credit: Brian Francis Redmond)

Triadic Reciprocal Determinism of Bandura psychology. (Credit: Brian Francis Redmond)

According to Bandura: “Most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling: from observing others, one forms an idea of how new behaviors are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” Read more

Role conflict is a good psychology and sociology research paper topic

When role conflict occurs, an individual experiences conflict between two or more roles that they are trying to fulfill. It can stem from social, political, or economic causes. Individuals desire to attain success and role conflict results from the challenge created by various obligations with conflicting demands. So, it is important to learn to prioritize and balance the various obligations in life as much as possible.

Discuss one of the several types of role conflict for your next research paper. (Credit: Sociology in focus)

Discuss one of the several types of role conflict for your next research paper. (Credit: Sociology in focus)

According to nationwide surveys and case studies, interpersonal relationships and personality influence the effects of role conflict. Role conflict can take place for short periods of time or long periods of time and can be related to situational experiences. Read more

How to get started and stay motivated writing a research paper

It has happened to all of us—you have to write a research paper, but the topic, or the class, is something you hate. So how to get started and stay motivated when writing that research paper?

There are some tips and tricks that will help you blast through your dreaded task, hopefully with flying colors. Read more

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Superbugs and antibiotic resistance for your research paper topic

The recent deaths of two patients at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center in California from a bacterial infection have put drug-resistant superbugs back in the news.

Consider discussing drug-resistant superbugs for your research paper. (Credit: Higher Perspective)

Consider discussing drug-resistant superbugs for your research paper. (Credit: Higher Perspective)

Not only is antibiotic resistance a real threat, but the dearth of any new antibiotics on the horizon have many in healthcare more worried than ever about superbugs. What happens if all our antibiotics fail? Read more

International law: Canadian court says assisted suicide ban is unconstitutional

College students can find good research paper topics for their international law class from the recent decision by Canada’s Supreme Court declaring the country’s ban on physician assisted suicide for the terminally ill as unconstitutional.

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

You can write term paper topics on recent Supreme Court decisions, the pro and con debate about the right-to-die, the medical establishment’s views on doctor assisted suicide and need for better palliative care, and Quebec’s new end-of-life law. Read more

Research topic: New terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab targets shopping malls

The Mall of America in Minnesota, and other large shopping malls across the world, are apparently the latest targets of a terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab. The Somali-based group previously attacked a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

The U.S. government, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, is taking the threat seriously and asking malls to respond appropriately. Read more

Fact vs. fiction—research paper topics on nonfiction authors

Juxtaposing fact vs. fiction or examining why nonfiction books are important for school children to read are both good research paper topics to pursue in a study of nonfiction books.

Learn here about the differences between fiction and nonfiction. (Credit: David Tran)

Learn here about the differences between fiction and nonfiction. (Credit: David Tran)

Other good topics include the best or most well-known nonfiction books and why memoirs have become so popular. Read more

Research paper topic: Early onset Alzheimer’s disease

When you’re looking for a research paper topic related to medical issues, early onset Alzheimer’s disease may not be the first idea that comes to mind. But the new film, Still Alice, may cause you to reconsider. Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in the title role of Alice Howland.

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer's disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The film shows how Alice’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s impacted both her and her family. With stunning performances from the cast, which includes Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart, Still Alice carries a real emotional punch. Read more