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

Questia Reading Room: Celebrate holidays around the world

Around the world, there are many ways to celebrate the holiday season.

Learn more about the many holidays around the globe. (Credit: Chicago Now)

Learn more about the many holidays around the globe. (Credit: Chicago Now)

Learn more about the history and rituals of seasonal holidays through our reading room books – FREE for the next month. Read more

Musical theater research paper topics

Musical theater plays a big role in our culture as evidenced by the popularity of big budget Broadway musicals.

Explore the many topics to be covered on musical theater. (Credit: Lazarus Group)

Explore the many topics to be covered on musical theater. (Credit: Lazarus Group)

Here are some research paper topics for women in theater, the relationship between Broadway and television, and children’s theater. Read more

Research paper topics: History of sociology

Sociology is the study of human social behavior, and since its development as a formal field of study, it has gone through significant changes in outlook. From early sociologists like Herbert Spencer, who promoted the idea of social Darwinism, and Karl Marx, who viewed sociology through the economy, to the modern founders of sociology Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, to current theorists like George Herbert Mead and Herbert Blumer, who started applying symbolic interactionism, and proponents of Marxist inspired conflict theory, there are many aspects of the history of sociology to cover.

Can you identify these notable sociology experts? (Credit: Mtholyoke.edu)

Can you identify these notable sociology experts? (Credit: Mtholyoke.edu)

If you are looking for term paper topics that will help you explore the history of sociology, consider pursuing the topic using tools at Questia to get started. Read more

What 3,000 year old mummies can tell archaeologists as your research topic

Archaeologists can’t exactly call a 3,000 year old mummy “new,” but they can continue to expand their knowledge in the field of Egyptology when mummies or artifacts are discovered. Such was the case in Luxor, Egypt, in late 2016, when the sarcophagus of Amenrenef was uncovered in the Temple of Millions of Years. What secrets can 3,000-year-old mummies tell?

Find out about the 3,000 year-old mummies recently discovered. (Credit: CS Monitor)

Find out about the 3,000 year-old mummies recently discovered. (Credit: CS Monitor)

If you are looking for research paper topics in archaeology, consider following developing discoveries in Egyptology, such as Amenrenef’s tomb, the tattoos discovered on a female mummy from the same era, or the Lady of Jewels discovered in 2014. Read more

Research paper topics on education theory

Educational theories pertain to the goal, application, and interpretation of educational practices and methods of learning. Educational theorists have conducted research into various teaching methods to improve success.

Learn more about different types of educational theory. (Credit: Berkeley.edu)

Learn more about different types of educational theory. (Credit: Berkeley.edu)

Here are some research paper topics for training teachers in education theory, using the “bare wall” theory in kindergarten classrooms, and encouraging nurse educators to use evidence-based teaching. Read more

Freedom of the press and Donald Trump as research paper topics

Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and founding father of our country, expressed his support of the press when he said, “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” President-elect Donald Trump has made statements that have caused concern for many in the media.

Find out more about the president elect's stance on freedom of the press. (Credit: Nomad Capitalist)

Find out more about the president elect’s stance on freedom of the press. (Credit: Nomad Capitalist)

Research paper ideas to explore include a study of the important legal cases the First Amendment has played a role in over the years, as well as the role of free speech around the world and how it has been threatened. Read more

Whitewashing in Hollywood and Doctor Strange as your research topics

Whitewashing in Hollywood movies is pervasive and unnecessary. Whitewashing is when an ethnic or minority character is played by a white actor. In the Marvel Comics original Doctor Strange story, the character of the Ancient One is Tibetan, but is played in the movie by white British actress Tilda Swinton. A good research paper topic is to write about the causes of Hollywood whitewashing.

Discuss whitewashing in Hollywood in your research paper. (Credit: Variety/Marvel)

Discuss whitewashing in Hollywood in your research paper. (Credit: Variety/Marvel)

The Doctor Strange story is about Stephen Strange, played by heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch, an ego-driven former neurosurgeon who becomes injured and goes to Kathmandu to learn the mystic arts from a powerful 500-year-old immortal sorcerer called the Ancient One. 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

New faces in the senate: Women’s studies and American history research paper topics

If you are looking for research paper topics in your women’s studies or American history classes, it’s worth noting that two women made history in their senate races in the 2016 election. Kamala Harris (D) of California became the first South Asian-American to serve in the Senate (as well as the second black woman to be a senator) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D) of Nevada became the first Latina to secure a Senate seat.

Kamala Harris, the first Southeast Asian-American to be elected to the Senate. (Credit: LA Weekly)

Kamala Harris, the first Southeast Asian-American to be elected to the Senate. (Credit: LA Weekly)

There have been women in the senate since shortly after the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment, and looking at the history of how those women have served, as well as the first woman to be a senator and first woman elected, provides a historical context for the women who serve today. Read more