Finding Dory provides bioethics and mental health research paper topics

On its opening weekend (June 17—19), the Disney Pixar film Finding Dory had the biggest release for an animated film in history, beating out the previous record holder Shrek the Third and doubling the take of Finding Nemo, the movie it follows.

Consider discussing Finding Dory in your next research paper. (Credit: Disney Pixar)

Consider discussing Finding Dory in your next research paper. (Credit: Disney Pixar)

But aside from being a box office smash that Hollywood needed in 2016 (CNN Money reporter Frank Pallotta noted in “’Finding Dory’ reels in biggest animated opening ever,” posted June 19, 2016, that the film is a “bright spot” in a box office that has been “struggling as of late”), Finding Dory tackles several controversial topics that would make interesting research papers. Read more

Virginia Raggi becomes first woman Mayor of Rome as your research topic

When it was first established, the Five Star Movement in Italy had the purpose of being a protest vote: the party sought to show that the mainstream political movement wasn’t serving the people. In the last seven years, the party has grown in prominence, most recently seeing one of its members, Virginia Raggi, being elected the first woman mayor of Rome.

Virginia Raggi, the first female Mayor of Rome. (Credit: Nadia Shira Cohen, The New York Times)

Virginia Raggi, the first female Mayor of Rome. (Credit: Nadia Shira Cohen, The New York Times)

As the United States is looking to a national election where constituents could potentially elect the first woman president in an atmosphere where many are dissatisfied with the current establishment and the status quo, Italy’s recent elections show that in other nations, women and anti-establishment candidates are both electable, sometimes in the same candidate. Consider looking into European elections, the Five Star Movement, or the success of Virginia Raggi in becoming the first woman Mayor of Rome for research paper topics in international studies and politics. Read more

The impact of Brexit and the global economy as a research topic

Great Britain voted on whether or not to stay a part of the European Union on June 23, 2016. The historic Brexit vote has already had far reaching effects on the global economy.

How do you think Brexit will affect the global economy? (Credit: BFM)

How do you think Brexit will affect the global economy? (Credit: BFM)

Nicknamed “Brexit” for Britain exit, the decision offers a range of research paper topics, from the economic to the political in terms of the vote’s ramifications beyond England and Europe. Read more

Women in the military research paper topics

Miss USA, 2016, Deshauna Barber, has put a new face on the image of women in the military. As a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, she is the first titleholder to be actively serving. Despite the presence of women in the armed forces for decades, female soldiers still experience a kind of gender bias that is rarely encountered in other professions.

What do you think of allowing women in the military? (Credit: USPS Stamp of Approval)

What do you think of allowing women in the military? (Credit: USPS Stamp of Approval)

The issue is likely to gain more attention now that the Pentagon has decided to open up all combat jobs to women. This makes women in combat and the role of women in the military timely research paper topics. Read more

Research topic ideas: Healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Interesting research paper topics in the category of healthcare reform include the rising costs of healthcare, value-based performance (VBP) of hospitals under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and consumers’ satisfaction with the ACA.

Learn more about healthcare reform for your research paper. (Credit: Insurance Marketplace)

Learn more about healthcare reform for your research paper. (Credit: Insurance Marketplace)

Here is some Obamacare news to get you started on your term paper. Read more

The effects of climate change on endangered species as your research topic

Many discussions have centered on how climate change affects people, but the impact on the animal world is also great. One animal casualty appears to be the small mammal species Bramble Cay melomys, found in Australia. The extinction of animals and the increase in endangered species are connected to human causes, dating back to the dodo.

Bramble Cay melomys, the first mammal to be killed off by human-caused climate change. (Credit: Queensland Government)

Bramble Cay melomys, the first mammal to be killed off by human-caused climate change. (Credit: Queensland Government)

Research paper topics to explore around this idea include looking back at extinctions in the past and showing the way humans have played a role in destroying animal life. Read more

Free State of Jones offers Civil War history research paper topics

The historical movie Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey is about citizens of Mississippi who disagreed with their state’s decision to secede from the Union at the beginning of the Civil War. The movie follows historical figure Newton Knight who deserted the Confederate army, led an uprising of guerilla warfare against the Confederacy and declared solidarity with the Union.

Learn more about the Free State of Jones movie and the Civil War here. (Credit: Showtime Networks)

Learn more about the Free State of Jones movie and the Civil War here. (Credit: Showtime Networks)

He also married a former slave leading to repercussions in race relations in Mississippi to this day. Here are some interesting research paper topics on Civil War history. Read more

Discuss Muhammad Ali and social change in your research paper

Muhammad Ali may be most noted as a boxing champion, but by his death on June 3, 2016, he had come to exemplify so much more, evolving into an entertainment icon with a profound effect on sports and culture as we know it.

Find out more about Muhammad Ali here. (Credit: Jacobin Mag)

Find out more about Muhammad Ali here. (Credit: Jacobin Mag)

A research paper could explore the many ways that Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay on January 17, 1942, brought about social change and how he altered our view of fame, for both celebrities and ordinary people. Read more

Genetic engineering and GMO term paper topics

Genetic engineering offers many good hot button research topics.

Learn more about genetic engineering and GMOs here. (Credit: Nutraceuticals World)

Learn more about genetic engineering and GMOs here. (Credit: Nutraceuticals World)

Here are some term paper ideas on genetic engineering in humans, GMO foods and genetically modified crops and genetic modification of plants for medicine. Read more

Twitter hack and computer hackers as research paper topics

It’s happened again—computer hackers have infiltrated a major company’s information. The Twitter hack affected millions of its users, whose data is now said to be available on the dark web for sale. While there are definitely hackers with bad intentions out there, so-called white hat hackers are trying to stop the destruction.

Here's what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Here’s what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Research paper topics could study the rise of the different groups of hackers, as well as an examination of significant hacks in history. Want to stop this from ever happening to you? The first advice experts always offer is simple: change your password. Read more