Research Topic Ideas

Anthropology Topics

  • Agricultural practices
  • Amphora
  • Ancestors (role of)
  • Ancient Roman culture
  • Body modification
  • Burial customs
  • Clothing/costume
  • Cultural appropriation
  • Day of the Dead
  • Eating utensils
  • Folklore
  • Gender roles
  • Gift giving customs
  • Kennewick Man
  • Kissing customs
  • Language/linguistics
  • Marriage
  • Nudists
  • Otherkin
  • Polyandry
  • Polygamy
  • Primate families
  • Religious beliefs/practices
  • Repatriation
  • Rhine-Danube corridor
  • Ritual masks
  • Roma (gypsy) culture
  • Social networks
  • Stonehenge
  • Subcultural groups (i.e. hippies, Hell's Angels, etc.)
  • Totem poles
  • Traditional medicine

Communication Topics

  • Bias
  • Bot journalists
  • Cartoons
  • Comic strips
  • Embedded journalism
  • Fake news
  • Media ethics
  • Memes
  • Press embargoes
  • Privacy
  • Slanting
  • Social media as social justice
  • Social media literacy
  • Social networking
  • Tabloids
  • Yellow journalism

Criminal Justice Topics

  • Capital punishment as deterrent
  • Community policing
  • Crime statistic reporting
  • Cyber crime
  • Death penalty
  • Domestic violence
  • Environmental justice
  • For profit prisons
  • Forensic evidence
  • Fraud
  • Hate crime
  • Hate groups
  • Identity theft
  • Illegal drug use
  • Innocence projects
  • International terrorism
  • Legalization of marijuana
  • Lethal injection vs. electric chair
  • Mandatory minimum sentencing
  • Plea bargaining
  • Presumptive parole
  • Prison overcrowding
  • Prostitution
  • Racial profiling
  • Rehabilitation in prison
  • Riots
  • Serial killers
  • Sodomy laws
  • Undercover police
  • Voting rights for felons
  • Witness protection program

Political Science Topics

  • 2016 presidential campaign
  • Alt-right
  • Campaign finance laws
  • Congressional Review Act
  • Debates
  • Democratization
  • Effect of mass media
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Executive actions
  • Executive power, limits of
  • Facebook campaigning
  • Gerrymandering
  • Line item veto
  • Mutual defense alliances
  • National Popular Vote Bill
  • Open government
  • Parliamentary system
  • Pork barrel legislation
  • Populism
  • Regulations
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Social democracy
  • Super PACs
  • Supreme Court powers
  • Transparency
  • Donald Trump
  • Voter registration laws

Psychology Topics

  • Addiction
  • Anger management
  • Animal assisted therapy
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Birth order
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Cross-dressing
  • Depression
  • Dreams
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Family therapy
  • Grief
  • Group therapy
  • Guilt
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Internet addiction
  • Jealousy
  • Kleptomania
  • Megalomania
  • Memory loss
  • Multiple personalities
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Otherkin
  • Panic attacks
  • Pedophilia
  • Peer pressure
  • Personality types
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Postnatal (postpartum) depression
  • Prescriptions for ADHD
  • Resilience
  • Self-esteem
  • Sexual assault victims
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Speech disorders
  • Suicide
  • Transsexual
  • Twins

Sociology Topics

  • Aging
  • Ambient awareness
  • Anti-vaccination
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Class
  • Cliques
  • Conflict theory
  • Consumerism
  • Counter-cultures
  • Cults
  • Cultural appropriation
  • Cultural assimilation
  • Ethnicity
  • Equal pay
  • Family issues
  • Fandom
  • Fashion trends
  • Flocking behavior
  • Gender Issues
  • Mass Media
  • Nationality
  • Occupy movement
  • Online dating
  • Patriotism
  • Police brutality
  • Poverty gap
  • Protest
  • Social media activism
  • Social stratification
  • Spirituality and religion
  • Stereotypes
  • Sub-cultures
  • Superstitions 
  • Twitter
  • Work place
  • Youth culture

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