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PSYC 110 Intro to Psychology: Topic Development

Exploring a Topic

Questions to Consider:

Ask yourself open-ended questions to focus your topic. Using the five W's can help:
  • Who: demographic focus (gender, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status)
  • What: aspects, details   
  • Where: geographic location
  • When: either present day or a particular time period in the past
  • Why/How/So What!: importance, impact (societal, individual)


Keep in Mind:

  • You don't have to answer all of the questions. Some might not apply
    or be helpful.
  • Your topic might evolve and change as you review the literature.

Brainstorming Worksheet

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