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PSY 290 Research Methods in Psychology: Find a Research Topic

This guide highlight key resources needed to complete assignments in PSY290 course across ASU, including online. Learn how to find peer-reviewed journal articles, cite materials using APA Style and more.

Do YOU Need This Page?

IF your professor did not give you a specific research topic for your assignment, then use this page to help you select a topic.

Find a Research Topic

1.  Browse Websites

2.  Review Your Textbook

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

4.  Browse Current Journal Issues to the right on this page 

Refine a Topic

Demographic variables help refine your research topic.

Sample Demographic Variables

  • Age
  • Education
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Socioeconomic Status

Sample Categories

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

Psychology Journal Links (selected)

The following list contains current content of selected psychology journals. You can also link to a list of over 600 online psychology journals available to you through ASU Library. 

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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