When you’re writing your psychology dissertation on a topic involving children or childhood development, it may seem that coming up with good idea is the most challenging part of the entire process. This couldn’t be less true, as there are a number of great topics for you to explore. Here’s a list of 11 to consider using when trying to develop your own:
How does violence in the media through evening news or the internet affect the way a child perceives society and the world?
What do studies indicate about the long term effects of bullying on victims and perpetrators? What light can these studies shed about the reasons bullying occurs in the first place?
How does a healthy prenatal period of development affect the way a child will develop in their first three years of life? What about their first five years?
What are the positives or negatives that come from signs and challenges of early leadership in the social playground settings?
What are the effects of clear gender roles in early development? Are they as pronounced as was once believed or do they have no effect on children?
There are many different ways in which children learn how to communicate. Which ways have proven the easiest and most effective?
What are the long term effects of early formed learning disabilities? What can this mean for early identification and treatment?
How important is social interaction in the early years of a child? And what do we know about certain elements that can be a predictor to mental health in later years?
How do aging patterns in youth affect the way a child learns? Do you think there are parallels with how one ages in later years?
We all know the long term negative effects of child abuse. Are there certain ages where abuse can have the most damaging effects on a person’s later years?
There are several different parenting styles – including strict and loose – that can have vastly different effects in the way a child learns. Compare different styles and provide evidence why one is more positively effective than another.