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The Topic Tree: General Research Guide: Groups and Cultures -- General and Comparative

A selection of timely, diverse, and exciting topics for term papers, projects, and presentations.

Groups and Cultures -- General and Comparative

Social Sciences -- General and Comparative

Topics here deal with group behavior, society either in general, in several locations, or as a comparison between times and places. Topics in this branch fall into such disciplines as sociology, criminal justice, social psychology, and more.




The sociology of Dilbert's world (aka cubicle culture or office life.)

Encouraging prosocial behavior in adolescents (troubled or normal).

Is there a link between poverty and child abuse?

What factors precipitate a financial market bubble or a financial market panic?

How do Facebook (or any other internet social network) change the way college students or high school students interact?

Is (pick your sect. LDS, Jehova's Witnesses, Chabad etc...) a cult?

Workplace uniforms and their effect on social status, employee self esteem, esprit de corps, and performance.

The sociology of nudist resorts and beaches.

Sexual norms among young adults living in close quarters (probably college students)

What positive role if any do grudges serve? (tough topic.)