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Oedipus complex vs. Resentment of parental authoritarian power

The Oedipus complex is one of the classic psychology research paper topics for college students. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new to write about this abnormal psychology topic.

Example of the Oedipus complex. (Credit: Marvi Pacete)

Example of the Oedipus complex. (Credit: Marvi Pacete)

For example, you could reexamine this Freudian term, drawn from the myth of Oedipus, and argue that it is an inappropriate transference of thoughts, feelings or behaviors. Read more

Abnormal psychology good research paper topics

Illustration of Schizophrenia's effect on the brain. (Credit: Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, M.D., Ph.D.)

Illustration of Schizophrenia’s effect on the brain. (Credit: Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, M.D., Ph.D.)

If your next research paper that’s due is on the subject of abnormal psychology, here are some tips for finding good research paper topics. You can consult scholarly articles on abnormal psychology or recent science articles; there are the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the Casebook in Abnormal Psychology and library databases. One trend in abnormal psychology you might write about is body dysmorphic disorder.

You can choose from many topics under the umbrella of “abnormal psychology” such as eating disorders, antisocial behavior, cannibalism, multiple personalities, narcissism, Oedipus complex, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-mutilation, separation anxiety, social pathology and suicide. Read more