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Topics within Your Major

Look for topics within your degree or major. This is a great way to build upon what you're learning in other courses.

For example:


  • mental illness stigma
  • depression in adolescence
  • psychopharmacology

Search for additional topics within professional organizations or associations affiliated with your field of study.

Topics Related to Your Personal Interests

Examine your own recreational interests and hobbies for possible areas of research. For example:

Interested in football?

  • professional athletes as role models
  • concussions and athletes
  • compensation for college athletes

Interested in video games?

  • augmented reality
  • video games and learning
  • video games and violence

Interested in gardening?

  • invasive plant species
  • genetically modified foods
  • pesticides industry