The Best Psychology Essay Topics

Looking for the best topics for your Psychology essay? If your instructor hasn’t provided you with a list to choose from, you can do some brainstorming. This might help you stumble across a topic that ignites your interest.
Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What was one of your favorite psychology classes so far?
  • Do you remember a controversial topic discussed in class?
  • Has there been an issue come up that you strongly disagree with? Strongly agree with?

Check online psychology topics

Some of the best essay topics you can find are easy to find on the internet. Go to a university psychology department on a website and look for a list of essay topics. Or another good source is online writing sites.

Sometimes they publish their most popular topics for psychology essays.

A simple internet search came up with the following essay topic ideas:

  • Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia or food addiction
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression in high school students
  • The over-diagnosis of ADHD in children
  • Developmental psychology across the human lifespan
  • Psychological damage done by cyber-bullying
  • The link between social networking and depression
  • Causes and effects of facebook addiction
  • Effects of online sexual addictions
  • Reverse psychology – its uses and limitations
  • The Milgram obedience experiment
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Relationships
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Psychology of competition in sports

The best topic for your paper is the one that you can feel the most passionate about. Your fire for the issue will come out in your writing and will draw the reader in and keep them captivated right until your very last word.
Sometimes talking out loud to someone else can help you discover the best topic for you. Get a friend or roommate to discuss psychology with you or listen to you rant. The conversation, even if it’s mostly one-sided, will help to make the perfect topic emerge for you.

Choose a topic that hasn’t already been beaten to death by over-use. A new topic from a current issue is a very suitable choice, as is an old issue but with a very new spin on it. Either one of these will help you narrow down a topic that you will feel the urge to write about.

Remember to give your reader a little bit of intrigue around your topic. Weave in some mystery if you can, so that when they read your opening paragraph they will be sucked in like stepping into quicksand. They will feel compelled to continue reading.

Posted by November 23rd, 2016