Step One: Topic
Reading sample theses
As you prepare for your thesis, you might want to get a sense of
what you can accomplish in your finished product. Reading past
theses can show you the scope and nature of well-done
undergraduate projects. Because theses in different areas of
psychology often look quite different, it will help you to examine
several in the same general area you plan to conduct your
research in. A critical examination of several past theses will help you when you
come to write up your own project, and can help you now as you
being to shape your upcoming research and prepare a feasible proposal.
The Psychology Undergraduate Office has hard copies of several prize-winning
theses from the past five years that you may sign out to see what
the best undergraduate work looks like. Below are lists of just the titles of recent-past undergraduate theses in psychology that you can browse to give you an idea of the topics of theses students typically write. Hard copies of theses, other than the recent prize-winning theses, are currently unavailable.
Note: Recent theses stored in the Social Relations Library (which recently closed) are unavailable. Inquirers needing a thesis that is not listed in HOLLIS should contact the authors of theses directly to attempt to obtain a copy.
Past thesis lists
Class of 1999 (PDF) / 2000 (PDF) / 2001 (PDF) / 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012
Prize Theses 2001-2012