Work and organizational psychology is the study of individuals’ work-related experiences, perceptions, reactions, and actions in relation to work matters and organization, individual expectations, and the ways in which individuals comprise and/or interact with groups and organizations. Studies examine the importance of physical and psycho-social factors of the work environment for motivation and performance as well as for career development, health, and well-being. The interactions between the individual, group, and organization are also studied in light of various organizational conditions, including the mutual choices and preferences of organizations and individuals. The focus is often on paid work, but psychological aspects of unpaid work (e.g., in the home, for a non-profit organization) and the boundary between work and the rest of life are also objects of study as well as the psychological aspects of involuntary unemployment. A distinguishing feature of work and organizational psychology, in comparison to other work sciences, is the inclusion of the individual perspective.
Source: The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences
Translation: David Speeckaert
Catchy Biological Psychology Research Paper Topics
Biological psychology is a subject that is taken by few students to college degree level. As such, it can be tough to come up with catchy topic ideas to compose your paper on. There are few samples to see to get an idea of what you can write about, and it can be hard to stand out in a small class. However, there is help at hand as we have compiled a list of great topics to write your biological psychology paper on.
For this type of paper, you need to introduce and analyze sources in your paper to conduct good research. Due to this, there are a few places where you will find the relevant literature that links to your topic. We recommend that you visit a biological psychology academic journal which will have empirical studies on many aspects of the subject, both new and old.
Another good way to compile your sources is to visit your college library. Ask the librarian for help in terms of searching for material related to biological psychology.
Now that you know how to gather your sources, we can discuss about which topics you should write on. The topic you choose should allow you to introduce many sources into your paper. Another thing to keep in mind is that you should choose an area of biological psychology that genuinely interested you while you were studying the subject. If not, you motivation will quickly wane.
With this in mind, the following are some great topics to base your biological psychology paper on:
- The impact of evolution on human behavior
- Evolutionary prospective on mate preferences
- Animal behavior and learning
- Animal cognition
- Comparative psychology
- Neurobiology of monogamy
- Effects of stress on social behavior
- The effect of molar techniques on imaging
- Epigenetics and social behavior
- Social behavior and mathematical modeling
These are some of the best topics that you can base your paper on, and so we implore you to choose the topics from this list that you find the most interesting and that are relevant to what you learned during your course. You should easily be able to find a plethora of sources on these topics.
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We hope that you have a better understanding of the topics you can write your biological psychology paper on, and how to cite the relevant sources to attain a high mark for your work.