An Incomplete List of Topics for Research Paper

This list is meant to give you some ideas about the topics for research papers in this course. It is not meant to be exhaustive. You should also realize that the topics are stated very broadly and that you will have to narrow the topic you choose considerably.

Homophobia and gender

Cultural differences in ways men and women can exhibit male and female roles (hijab, berache, etc.).

Male and female aggression

Relational aggression in women

Women and men and sports

Male vs. female math ability

Lesbians and homosexuals and relationships

Anorexia and Bulimia in males and females

Pornography and the treatment of women

TV programs and their betrayal of male and female roles

Gender and low self esteem

Date rape

Oxytocin: The hormone of bonding ane men and women

Gender and child abuse

Woman as victim

Male and female attractiveness

Males and female in the single scene

Gender and mating strategies

Hormones and female caregiving

Learned helplessness and achievement in males and females

How males and females adjust to marriage

The effect of fathers on children's development

Working mothers and children's development

Male vs. female bosses

The men's movement

The women's movement

Gender and the classroom

Toys and play of boys and girls


Gender and marital and relationships preferences

Power roles in marriages


Opposite sex friends

Nonverbal communication and gender

Cognitive differences

Company policies on families

Men in female jobs

Differences in male and female earning capacity

Sex segregated careers

The effects of divorce and gender

Changes in gender behavior with age

Use of the masculine in language

Sexual dysfunction and gender




Male sports and Misogyny

Sex discrimination

Sexual harassment

Mothers who stay home vs. those who have careers

Single parenting

Homosexual families

Sexual behavior

Physical health differences

Psychological health differences

Gender and aging

Abortion and gender

Women and politics

Women in the military

Single sex schools

Emotional differences in the sexes

Dual career families

Division of labor in marriage.


Alexthymia, or the lack of emotional responsiveness in men.

Successful women and their relation with their father

Economic progress in women's careers

Females and the glass ceiling

Childlessness in marriages

Women with outstanding careers

Homosexual marriage

TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE. Don't be afraid to think of your own topic after perusing your text. There is a great deal I have left out.