Psychology Dissertation Ideas: 12 Interesting Topics

  1. Using game psychology to communicate with children: Game development and the functions thereof

    Engage your reader on how to develop games for children and why these games work to perform certain communicative ends.

  2. Treating the heart attack generation: Strategizing methods of reducing stress in 40 to 55 year old men

    What can be done to reduce the risk of stress related heart attacks in men who are worried about their retirement?

  3. The psychology of classical music on the brain: A look at brain wave development in infants and young children

    Look at the brain function in babies who listen to classical music and compare with those who don’t.

  4. Body language in long term marriage: The analysis of how husbands and wives interact with each other

    What subtleties exist in the relationships between husbands and wives? After years of marriage, how do they subconsciously pick up certain queues?

  5. Developing reading skills in babies: Methods that increase reading ability and listening skills

    Look into methods that can be implemented by mothers of young babies in order to prepare them for reading.

  6. Going through the mountain: Dealing with trauma victims of sex-related crimes

    What is involved in the sensitive process of helping someone deal with sexual trauma?

  7. Reviewing Russia’s approach to schizophrenia: Comparing methods and techniques

    How do Russia approach their schizophrenia research? Are they using better methods than we are, or can they learn a thing or two from us?

  8. Obesity in the brain: Analyzing mental root causes of obesity in teenagers

    Are there methods pertaining to a teenager’s mental state that could be implemented stop them from overeating? If so, what are they and what dysfunctional process would they fix?

  9. Analogy of a psychopath: Inside the mind of a serial killer

    What could possibly cause someone to kill for fun?

  10. What makes us snap: Motives behind road rage

    Look at the thought process involved in someone losing their temper during a road incident.

  11. Psychological damage in children due to favouritism: Analyzing long term evidence in adults

    How do two different people turn out when one was the favourite and the other was not? Do a comparative study on siblings who experienced this treatment and look at how they turned out as adults.

  12. The cute factor: What in the brain makes us go “Aw...”?

    Look at the functions of the brain that cause us to enjoy non-threatening animals and babies. What is it that makes us see something as cute?

Set goals and reward yourself.

As you work on your project you should have goals in place to motivate you to finish in a timely manner. As you complete parts of your work you are getting closer to finishing your work according to your schedule. Maybe you can entice yourself to finish sooner if something was waiting for you upon completion. Make it something fun and enjoyable. It helps if it is something you may not usually enjoy. Make things interesting to encourage yourself to finish faster. You can at least consider trying to get your work done a week or so before your deadline.

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