A Powerful List Of Psychology Dissertation Ideas On Memory


Is the start date for working on your psychology dissertation looming ever closer? Have you chosen the subject of memory but don't know which topic to choose within that field? Well, that's very understandable- there are, after all, a huge variety of things to select from, so you most definitely need to choose wisely.

How do I select the right topic?

First of all, you should pick a topic that you already have some knowledge about- it may seem obvious, but you don't want to lose any precious time by researching things from scratch. Secondly, it certainly helps to have a genuine, if not insatiable fascination with your chosen subject! Any examiner will be pleased to read dissertations that are written with passion for the topic. Thirdly, you need to make sure that your work is full of excellent resources, original and perceptive ideas and are simply brilliantly written! Honestly, it is as easy as that!

Before we get too ahead of ourselves. First you need to select an idea for your paper. Right?

Here're some ideas to get you started.

If you still don't know which area to focus on, here are some handy ideas on subjects to get you thinking:

  • The importance of the prefrontal cortex in forming a short term memory.
  • The relationship between emotional and episodic memory.
  • How does working memory relate to attention?
  • What exactly is the correspondence between working and long-term memory?
  • What role does the hippocampus play in forming memories?
  • How the stunted growth of hippocampi, as caused by child abuse, can raise the risk of psychiatric disorders in adults.
  • The importance that Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch had on our current understanding of short-term memories in psychology.
  • Exploring the relationship between REM and slow-wave sleep and consolidating long-term memories.
  • The impact that Endel Tulving's proposal of the distinction between episodic and semantic variations had upon modern psychology.
  • Given that most scientists agree on the principle that memories can be altered by outside influences, is it time to re-review Peter J. Freyd's False Memory Syndrome theory and classify it as a real mental disorder?
  • How molecular mechanisms with the modulation of mental disorders cause altered memory storage, maintenance and retrieval.
  • Exploring the importance of emotion recognition in Autism.
  • Comparing the modality effects of short term and long term memories in people with Alzheimer's disease.

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