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I have an 8-10 page paper in psychology due in 3 wks and need some ideas of what to...

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mamashuerta72 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM via web

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I have an 8-10 page paper in psychology due in 3 wks and need some ideas of what to research and write about

I also need a topic to write about in english it's an argumentive essay any suggestions would be great because i'm stuck

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sandrabaldwin | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 18, 2011 at 7:33 PM (Answer #1)

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I have found that in picking a topic for  a research paper, it really helps to have some specific personal interest in the topic.  For example, my grandson who is 2 years old has brain cancer.  A topic I might choose could center on how his complete and total care given to him in the hospital might reflect on his fussy and demanding temperment today.  I could cite learning methods and talk about how that learning affects young children....and so on.

Look at your own personal history, and see if there is anything in your background that might pose a psychological puzzle that others have researched. 

The same goes for your argumentative essay.  Pick a side you're very passionate about.  Politics and religion often get people inspired to argue a 'side.' 

Happy writing!  Good luck!

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adi4672 | College Teacher | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:01 PM (Answer #2)

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I see that you are a college student. Your paper is going to be more sophisticated than a paper that you would have written in high-school, for instance. Find a research article in psychology by a renowned psychologist and built your own argument on a specific theoretical concept. Use examples from real-world events to back up your theoretical insights. Whatever the topic, you need to have references (books and articles that you read in the field).

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