Helpful Advice On How To Compose An Undergraduate Thesis On Anxiety
Thesis writing has felled many a struggling student at the graduate and undergraduate level. If you are clueless as to how the work is done, you may very well find yourself becoming anxious at the prospect of failure. If your topic is anxiety, this can feel like a bitter irony but it need not be such a great hardship. Here’s some advice that may help you to get it all done.
- Get the psychological definition of the term
- Look into the connection between anxiety and depression
- Pick a topic that has current relevance
- Read other theses
- Find relevant case studies
This is necessary because many terms that have psychological definitions have found their way into everyday language and are often misused. Consider the terms, psychotic, manic and sociopath. Rarely are they applied by lay people with any thought to accuracy. If possible, get your hands on the latest edition of the DSM. Definitions change and it is better to be current.
Anxiety often goes hand in hand with depression although some people may suffer from one and not the other. Even people with depression may not all have the same type. Consider that and factor in the double occurrence in your research.
There are many anxiety related studies just waiting to become a reality. Have you ever considered the link between higher levels of social media usage and social anxiety? How about the level of anxiety among freelancers and stay at home mothers? There are many niches that have been looked into repeatedly while others are ‘blue oceans’ waiting to be explored by someone adventurous. Maybe you’re the student for the job.
The only way to really know what you should avoid due to saturation is to read previously completed theses on the topic. Get your hands n as many as possible and look for the overused trends. You should also look for how the best writers approached their studies and engaged in research.
This is part of the actual research process. You should find case studies because they give you the close up experiences of an individual which you can use to give a sense of where you should proceed with your topic choices. Something may stand out to you as particularly significant.
With these steps you can begin calmly looking into your thesis writing.