A List Of Unique Psychology Dissertation Ideas To Consider


Psychology is such a vast field of study that it can often be very difficult to work out exactly where to begin thinking about your next topic to write your dissertation on. However, this handy list makes it easy and stress-free to find a unique and interesting solution to your problem.


  • What role does therapy play in treating victims of sexual abuse and assault?
  • This is a huge topic, but one with many different interesting avenues of study. Many victims of sexual abuse and assault do not get help, but those who do often have therapy. Analyze what role it plays in their treatment and improvement.


  • Role models: how do they form our lives?
  • This, again, is a vast subject, and one that you will need to refine and define for your own purposes. Perhaps choose male role males for young females, or vice versa. It doesn’t matter, as long as you have plenty of research to show how the subjects’ developments were affected by their role models, if at all.


  • Cognitive processes in language acquisition in boys and girls.
  • Boys and girls, it is well known, develop at different rates, and often boys acquire language at a slower rate than girls. Analyse and compare the cognitive processes in acquiring a native language in girls and boys. You can choose to select children from different language backgrounds (for example, English and Japanese) or from the same language background.


  • How does coffee affect mood?
  • For this particular suggestion you can substitute the word ‘coffee’ with almost anything, from ‘sugar’ and other foodstuffs to drugs such as ‘cocaine’. Foods and drugs have particular physiological effects on the brain, but they also affect mood.


  • How does job dissatisfaction affect employee performance?
  • Many people are unhappy with their jobs, but continue to go, day in, day out, and do what is asked of them. However, is their performance any different to that of people working in a job that they enjoy? Is there a way to quantify it?


  • Compare and contrast two depression measures in female and male adults aged 25-35.
  • You can select any two depression measures - such as drugs or therapy, for example - to use in this example. It is also very easy to change the sample, testing only women, only men or replacing ‘adults’ with ‘the elderly’ or ‘the young’. This is a huge topic, so there is a lot of room for narrowing down your research!