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PSYC: Psychology: About this Guide

This guide is intended to help students with research assignments about psychology.

This research guide is designed to help students studying psychology find information for their assignments. Review the basics of academic research, learn about the library's collection, and see other suggested resources. Use the tabs to see pages with guidance about using and locating different kinds of sources. Tabs and pages marked with professor names provide helpful guidance specific to their classes or assignments.

Not Sure What Topic to Focus On?

Need a psychology research topic? Here are some possibilities:

Personality Focus Power Listening
Birth order Stress Creativity Memory
Parenting styles Consciousness Decision-making Thinking
Body image Play and imagination Drive and Motivation Intelligence
Gender Self-esteem Bullying Prejudice
Therapy Sleep Nature vs. Nurture Evolutionary psychology

(verbal or nonverbal)


Developmental psychology (infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adulthood, middle age, elderly, death and dying)

(anger, attachment, courage, desire, fear, friendship, grief, happiness, hatred, jealousy, loneliness, love, narcissism, shame)

(stress disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, hoarding, depression, anorexia, bulimia, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, seasonal affective disorder)

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Guide Reviewed on December 20th, 2022 by Diane Hahn

Research Basics at NCC Tutorial

First time doing research at NCC? Need a quick review? Our Research Basics at NCC tutorial covers choosing a topic, choosing sources, finding books and articles using the library's resources, using other information sources, and citing sources in more detail. 

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