Psychology Dissertation Topics &
Psychology Dissertation Ideas

Some Psychology Dissertation topics and ideas can be found below:

Theoretical Framework

A 5 page paper that begins with a specific dissertationís research question and problem statement. The essay discusses the theoretical framework for a research study and applies it to this particular dissertation. The essay also includes a syllogism and comments on a dissertation rubric. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Theories In Psychology Jeopardy Game

A 5 page paper that offers five questions with their responses. The points are in increments of 10 points. Questions include theories in psychology, psychology in life, psychology in marketing, health psychology, and vocational psychology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Subfields In Psychology

A 4 page paper. There are many different subfields in psychology. This essay discusses developmental psychology and cognitive psychology and major concepts associated with each. The writer also comments on how these can be applied to other venues in society. Bibliography lists 3 sources. PG702013.doc

Reliability Validity And Falsifiability

This 3 page paper discusses factors related to research in psychology. It begins by explaining reliability and validity. It then discusses what falsifiability is and why it is important. Finally, the essay discusses why research psychology is an important sub-discipline in psychology. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Industrial Organizational Psychology

Although industrial/organizational psychology is a relatively recent branch of psychology, it has its foundations in studies conducted in the late 1800s. This essay reports the evolution of the field in psychology. It also explains why research and statistics are important in I/O. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Cultural Psychology

A 5 page paper. As societies across the world become more diverse, cross-cultural psychology is becoming even more important. It can provide insight into the similarities and differences between and among cultures. This essay explains and discusses cultural psychology, cross-cultural psychology, the need for critical thinking skills, and methods for cross-cultural research. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Positive Psychology Happiness

A 3 page paper that discusses one aspect of positive psychology, which is a relatively new branch in psychology. This essay performs a compare and contrast analysis on two articles that reported empirical research studies on happiness, one of the main topics in positive psychology. The research studies themselves were quite diverse with the major commonality being the focus was on happiness. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Social And Multicultural Psychology

A 4 page paper. This essay explains what social psychology is, the primary research methods use in the field, what multicultural psychology is, and how social and multicultural psychology are similar and how they are unique. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Community Psychology

An 8 page paper that investigates what Community Psychology is and how it is used. Community psychology as a discipline began in the mid-1960s, or at least that is when concerted efforts seem to have begun to document achievements and definitions used in the field. Theoretically, it is grounded in ecological psychology and is a specialization that is a combination of social psychology and applied developmental psychology with some undertones of theory from political science. Examples of community projects are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Forecasting at Sheaffer

A Dissertation Proposal This 5 page paper is a proposal for a dissertation where there is an hypothesis that Sheaffer would have had lower costs and better customer services had the forecasting methods been better with higher quality input information. The writer outlines how this may be investigated, with the aims and methods outlined and a brief literature review conducted. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Dissertation Conclusion

An 8 page conclusion to a student-provided dissertation examining social and financial conditions in the Baltic region of Europe as the countries of the region stand poised for market-based growth and accession to the European Union. The dissertation focuses on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and how it operates; the conclusion cautions against viewing the IMF as a financial savior. No sources listed.

Dissertation Introduction

A 3 page introduction to a student-provided dissertation examining social and financial conditions in the Baltic region of Europe as the countries of the region stand poised for market-based growth and accession to the European Union. The dissertation focuses on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and how it operates; the conclusion cautions against viewing the IMF as a financial savior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Reward Management; A Dissertation Proposal

This 22 page paper is a proposal for a dissertation looking at reward management and how this should be undertaken. Included in the proposal are a literary search on motivation theory and the role of profit related pay as well as an outline for further research to complete a dissertation and a discussion on how it will be analysed. The bibliography cites 24 sources.

Article Reviews / Behavior Therapy

16 pages worth of reviews from behavior therapy - related articles. (psychology/make article section).

Biff and Buffy : A One Act Play

This 9 page paper is a play but contains a slew of information about basic psychology. Biff is not interested in reading his psychology book, but runs into classmate Buffy--a typical Valley Girl-- in the mall. They discuss concepts in psychology as relayed only by the book How to Think Straight About Psychology by Keith E. Stanovich. Twelve concepts are discussed in the context of this light-hearted play. No additional sources cited.

More Questions and Answers in Psychology

This 16 page paper is similar to the paper entitled Questions and Answers in Psychology and refers only to Gerrig & Zimbardo's text Psychology and Life. Topics for this paper include social psychology, personality theories, motivation, abnormal psychology and schizophrenia, and information about Maslow's hierarchy. Terms are defined and fully explained. The paper is written in a simple Q & A format. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Psychology As A Science

A 14 page paper that begins with a definition of science, then discusses whether or not psychology is a science. Other topics that are discussed are: how theories improve understanding of psychology, the APA standards for psychological research and the difference between quantitative and qualitative research, the rules for publishing research in psychology, current trends in the field, personal vision of psychology and how integration would strengthen the field. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Three Streams In American Psychology

A 6 page paper. It has been suggested there are three streams in American psychology: experimental laboratory, clinical and folk. The question is whether or not the three streams provide a useful model. To respond to the question, the writer discusses the 1948 Boulder Conference, explains First Force, Second Force and Third Force psychology, Taylor's thoughts on the shadow culture, and the emergence of behaviorism, humanistic psychology, existential, and transpersonal psychology. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Practice of Psychology

A 3 page research paper that discusses psychology. Psychology has been defined as "the study of human behavior." However, even a brief examination of the science and practice of psychology demonstrates that this social science discipline encompasses a broad expanse of territory and that the practice of psychology is continually evolving as it changes to meet the needs of contemporary society, both now and in the future. An overview of psychology's history that this factor is particularly true in terms of psychology's purposes and goals. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Joyce Milton/Road to Malpsychia

A 10 page book review of Joyce Milton's The Road to Malpsychia. In the parlance of author Joyce Milton, "malpsychia" means "bad psychology" and this is precisely what her analysis of 1960's humanistic psychology addresses. Specifically, Milton argues that prevalent psychological theories and related ideas culminated in the counter-culture of the 1960s. Milton focuses specifically on the theories of psychologists Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers, but she also addresses the influence of LSD proponent Timothy Leary and his colleague Richard Alpert, as well as others. In short, this book offers a detailed and critical description of the evolution of humanistic psychology in the twentieth century, while also raising questions about the influence of psychology on societal mores and ideals. As this suggests, the author's purpose is to discredit the field of humanistic psychology--actually, psychology in general--where it serves to promote secular or humanistic interests. The writer disagrees with Milton's premise and argues against it. No additional sources cited.

Model Dissertation Proposal / Drugs & Psychology

A 20 page model research proposal designed to present plans for a dissertation on the prevalence of family-- (not social) influences in instigating drug abuse. The writer posits that the breakdown of family life occurring during the latter portion of the 20th century, is largely responsible for the increase in abuse problems we are experiencing today. Bibliography lists approximately 30 sources.

Questions and Answers in Psychology

This 15 page paper refers only to Gerrig & Zimbardo's text Psychology and Life in answering questions in psychology. Topics include basic goals of psychology, operant conditioning, cognitive development, socialization and much more. Terms are defined and fully explained. The paper is written in a simple Q & A format. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Cognitive Psychology: Lack Of Ecological Validity?

6 pages in length. Cognitive psychology is occasionally criticized for having a lack of ecological validity; the extent to which one might argue against this accusation is found in the fundamental basis of what cognitive psychology is all about. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Cognitive Psychology

A 5 page essay that presents an overview of various aspects of cognitive psychology. The overview includes a brief explanation of cognitive psychology and numerous studies investigating different aspects, such as memory and cognitive-behavior therapy. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Role of Forensic Psychology

This 15 page paper provides an overview of the field of forensic psychology. In addition, theories of criminology are explored and the interrelationship between the study of crime, forensic psychology and the law is discussed. The paper provides some detailed information on practical applications of forensic psychology as well as its limitations. Actual case studies from media are discussed. Implications for community corrections are included as well. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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Bibliography

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