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Psychology Online: Research Topics

This guide has specifically been developed to support the Online Psychology program in the New College of Arizona State University.

Refining Topics

Think of demographic variables or categories to help refine your research topic.

Sample Demographic Variables

  • Age
  • Education
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Socioeconomic Status

Sample Categories

  • Elderly
  • College Graduate
  • Caucasian
  • Male
  • Middle SES

Psychology E-Journals (selected)

Browse current journals issues to discover possible topics for your research. You can also link to a list of over 600 online psychology journals available to you through ASU Library. 

HINT: You may be asked to enter your ASURITE ID and Password to access the contents.

General      Cognitive     Developmental      Social Psychology      Clinical      Law      Health     Trauma

 General Psychology

Cognitive Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience

Developmental Psychology

Social Psychology

Clinical Psychology

    Psychology and Law

    Health Psychology



      Top Strategies for Finding a Research Topic

      1.  Browse Websites

      2.  Review Your Textbook

      3.  Google Scholar or Library OneSearch - use ther search box provided on the ASU Library's home page

      4.  Browse Current Journal Issues - see below and left on this page.

      Converting Research Topics Into Search Words

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