Clinical Psychology Research Project Topic Ideas

Clinical Psychology Research Project Topic Ideas

Clinical Psychology MPCE-016

  1. Compare two different psychological disorders. What are the symptoms of each disorder? How are these disorders diagnosed and treated?
  2. Compare and contrast two different types of therapy. When is each type best used? Are there any disorders that are best treated with one of these particular forms of therapy? What are the possible limitations of each type of treatment?
  3. What are some of the risk factors for depression? Explore the potential risks as well as any preventative strategies that can be used.
  4. Explore the factors that influence adolescent mental health. Self-esteem and peer pressure are just a couple of the topics you might investigate in greater depth.
  5. Look at how people’s lives are affected by anxiety disorders. What impact do these disorders have on daily functioning? How do symptoms affect a person’s family, social life, school, and work?
  6. What are the long-term effects of childhood trauma? Do children who have suffered from an emotional or physical trauma continue to experience the effects later in adulthood?
  7. Investigate the current research on the impact of media violence on children’s behavior. What do researchers have to say about the effects of violence portrayed in television, movies, and video games?
  8. Do “pro-ana” and “pro-mia” websites contribute to eating disorders? What can people do to help overcome the influence of these sites?
  9. Are people getting addicted to Facebook and social media? How do these social websites influence how people interact and behave?
  10. Explore the use and effectiveness of online therapy. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of therapy? Are there any special concerns that clients and therapists must observe?
  11. What types of therapy are most effective for treating childhood behavioral disorders?
  12. What impact does drug use have on other members of the family unit? What role can family members play in the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse?
  13. Explore how the ageing process influence mental illness. What special concerns are there for ageing individuals suffering from mental illness?
  14. Agoraphobia
  15. Alcoholism
  16. Alzheimer’s Disease
  17. Amnesia
  18. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa (Eating Disorders)
  19. Antisocial Personality Disorder
  20. Anxiety
  21. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  22. Autism
  23. Borderline Personality Disorder
  24. Classifying Mental Disorders: Non-Traditional Approaches
  25. Conduct Disorder
  26. Dementia
  27. Dependent Personality
  28. Depression
  29. Dissociative Disorders
  30. DSM-IV
  31. Epilepsy
  32. Gambling
  33. Mental Retardation and Mental Health
  34. Mood Disorders
  35. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  36. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  37. Panic Attacks
  38. Paranoia
  39. Personality Disorders
  40. Phobias
  41. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  42. Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  43. Psychopathology
  44. Schizophrenia
  45. Sexual Disorders
  46. Somatization and Hypochondriasis
  47. Substance Abuse

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