Explore the many facets of the mind for your research paper

College students in many different majors can benefit from studying how the mind works. Subjects such as pre-med, law and education all cover many psychology research topics. But what is the mind? And what is the mind-body connection?

Learn more about the mind for your research paper. (Credit: UAB)

Learn more about the mind for your research paper. (Credit: UAB)

The field is wide open with hundreds, if not thousands of ways to explore research paper topics on the mind. Read more

Top 5 Questia blog posts for 2016

As a new year begins, we want to take a look back at 2016 to see which blog posts were the top picks for our readers.

Check out our countdown below to see who made the cut for our top 5 blog posts! Read more

Positive psychology and psychology of happiness research paper topics

The raunchy comedy game show “@Midnight” recently had an all-happy episode in which there would be no bad news, no election coverage and instead, cat videos, and puppies and babies doing cute things. The psychology of happiness, also known as positive psychology, is big business (and a pharmaceutical profit bonanza) as people just want to feel good.

Learn more about the psychology of happiness here. (Credit: Gusto)

Learn more about the psychology of happiness here. (Credit: Gusto)

Even the Declaration of Independence assures that we have the right to pursue happiness. Here are some research paper topics on how the field of psychology studies happiness and the work of Martin Seligman. Read more

Research paper topics on the human brain

The human brain is in many ways still a mystery to scientists. Recent studies have revealed interesting new insights into brain development, including what, if any, gender differences exist between the male and female brain.

Learn more about the human brain for your research paper. (Credit: Stanford.edu)

Learn more about the human brain for your research paper. (Credit: Stanford.edu)

Research paper topics on this subject offer a wide range of ideas. Read more

Social psychology research paper topics on race, gender and self-perception

Psychology studies include the branch of social psychology, which blends psychology and sociology to understand human interaction, how perception is conceived through others, and social identity based on culture, race and gender.

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Learn about the many areas of social psychology. (Credit: Study.com)

Here are some research paper topics in social psychology dealing with racial profiling, gender identity and self-perception theory. Read more

Sexual assault cases: Changes in legal consequences as your research topic

The Stanford sexual assault case continues to make headlines as the public grapples with the legal consequences the ruling created. Not only has the sexual assault case made headlines for the sentence Brock Turner received in that case, but also the trial is drawing more attention to how police deal with rape reports.

Research how sexual assault cases are handled differently in different states. (Credit: Time)

Research how sexual assault cases are handled differently in different states. (Credit: Time)

Research paper topics could examine the differences between states in terms of minimum penalties for these cases, as well as ways our police departments could improve their handling of such cases. Read more

The Light Between Oceans and psychology topics for your research paper

The film, The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander tells the story of a couple’s tragic decision and its consequences. Grieving from the loss of three pregnancies, the lead characters find and keep an infant who survives a shipwreck near the lighthouse where they live.

Learn how you can discuss The Light Between Oceans in your psychology paper. (Credit: DreamWorks)

Learn how you can discuss The Light Between Oceans in your psychology paper. (Credit: DreamWorks)

Their motivations and how they deal with the discovery of the child’s natural mother make for gripping drama and a wealth of psychology topics to explore for your research papers. Read more

Mental changes in adolescence and teen depression—research paper topics

There are many mental changes in adolescence that happen that can impact self-esteem and also can contribute to teen depression. Research paper topics on these subjects center around adolescent psychology, both in terms of mental health and sociology.

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Learn more on how self-esteem is affected by teen depression. (Credit: LinkedIn)

New technology, particularly social media, is also changing the stresses associated with the teen years and is worth investigating in more depth. Read more

Teen pregnancy and sexual education—research paper topics

While the overall birth rate for teenagers has dropped over the past 25 years in the United States, the news isn’t all good. A new study that examined the use of a baby simulator in sexual education classes found some disturbing trends about the program’s effects on teen pregnancy rates.

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Learn more about sexual education and teen pregnancy. (Credit: Getty Images)

There are many research paper topics to focus on for this topic, such as the effectiveness of different sexual education programs currently offered to teens. Read more

Child abuse and its health effects—research paper topics

According to ChildHelp.org, a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. Child abuse can take many forms—from sexual abuse to refusal of medical treatment, from verbal abuse to neglect. No matter what types of abuse occur, the health effects, both physical and mental, can be long lasting.

Learn more about the effects of child abuse. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Learn more about the effects of child abuse. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Research paper topics could explore not only means of preventing child abuse, but also the health consequences for the abused, and other factors that impact the welfare of children. Read more