Writing a research paper in psychology involves a lot of reading as well as field work -- therefore, the topic chosen becomes utmost important.

- Relation between Physical Illness and Stress - Short Term and Long Term Memory - Mental Illness and Aging - Role of Environment in Personality Development - Influence of Work Environment and Behavior on the Worker's Self-esteem and Motivation - Impact of Counseling on Divorced Individuals - The Involvement of Psychologists in Military Interrogations - Violent Music and its Impact on Children - Motivation and its Varied Theories - Social Interaction - How Do Individual Differences Affect Stress - Psychological Reasons for Depression - Causes and Symptoms of Stress - How Does Social Anxiety Disorder Affect the Routine Life of a Person?

- Human Development - Conception to Old Age - Mental Development of Special Children - Does Gender Affect Memory?

To become a psychologist, one has to gain a bachelor's degree and a postgraduate degree specializing in a particular field. Since psychology offers a plethora of topics, students may have a difficult time in choosing one.

The most important criteria for selecting a research topic is the student's interest and area of specialization.

Hence, it is necessary to opt for a topic that is narrow and concise.

For instance, memory is a vast topic and just opting for memory as a research title might be impossible to tackle.

To select a topic, first pick out the area of psychology that interests you the most and then narrow it down to a specific topic.

After the final choice of the topic has been made, the research work can be started.

Interesting research topics can be easily found on news websites -- Read scores of online newspapers and there will be several interesting articles which can be taken up as research topics.

Double check if a strong hypothesis can be made on the subject.

The term 'psychology' is derived from a Latin word which means the study of the soul or mind.