Dissertation topics: from therapy dogs to religion and attraction
Lauren Ashcroft, Psychology with CBT: I am investigating the stigma of seeking help for mental health issues, and if there are any differences between men and women in this area. Megan Dorsett, Psychology with Developmental Disorders: My dissertation looks at autism and ADHD and whether men and women experience it differently. Jaycee Withey, Psychology: My dissertation looks at the impact of religion on mental health, particularly depression and anxiety, and explores whether the construct of social support is a mediating factor. Kristina Ostermeier, Psychology with Criminology: My dissertation looks at the concept of ‘attraction’ and uses eye tracker technology to see if there is a difference between the sexes. Jason Boulden, Psychology with Counselling: My dissertation investigates whether the alcohol consumption of adults directly affects how much their children drink. Lisa Evans, Psychology with Behaviour Analysis: My dissertation is an analysis of mand training for people who work with SEN children, and its benefits to children. Jasmin Pitts, Psychology: My research explores whether people who follow certain diets (vegan, vegetarian etc) have different empathy levels towards both humans and animals than those who follow other diets. Megan, Psychology with Developmental Disorders: I’m taking Bow, a therapy dog, into a school to see how pupils with a wide range of learning difficulties respond, and what the benefits might be.
In the final year of your Psychology degree, you will complete a research dissertation based on a topic that interests you.
You will be responsible for the design, execution analysis and reporting of your project and will take part in an ethics conference, complete a dissertation report and an oral presentation of your research findings.
From therapy dogs to religion and attraction, here are just a few of this year's dissertation topics.