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Psychology Online

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

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.

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

Converting Research Topics Into Search Words

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



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