Best type of questions for an EPQ?

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Im thinking about researching a psychology type of question, what makes us attracted to someone else, however, is this too broad ? should i ask a different type of question e.g to what extent....

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I wouldn't say that's a too broad of a topic, there's many explanations, biology, environmental, psychodynamic etc. It should be enough to write about, you can do a little research, get some ideas and see if there's anything in particular that really catches your eye and you can focus on that.

Being a psychology student, i have access to a range of topics at a level that may be of use to you? Just let me know and i can dig out the relevant information from my textbooks etc.

If i was to do an EPQ i would base it off forensics psychology and would do something on the effectiveness of UK prisons, including how they manage offending behaviour, comparisons to other European countries with low recidivism rates etc etc. Did this recent in class and i found it fascinating
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I wouldn't say that's a too broad of a topic, there's many explanations, biology, environmental, psychodynamic etc. It should be enough to write about, you can do a little research, get some ideas and see if there's anything in particular that really catches your eye and you can focus on that.

Being a psychology student, i have access to a range of topics at a level that may be of use to you? Just let me know and i can dig out the relevant information from my textbooks etc.

If i was to do an EPQ i would base it off forensics psychology and would do something on the effectiveness of UK prisons, including how they manage offending behaviour, comparisons to other European countries with low recidivism rates etc etc. Did this recent in class and i found it fascinating
The essay was originally 4000 words but they have changed it to 3000 words, i believe the citations will count for the word count too but im going to double check this. The other question i was considering doing was what are the negative and positive effects of peer pressure, however i think the first question i asked would be slightly more my street. Would it be okay to do my suggested quesiton and discuss different aspects of explanations in my essay or would you focus on one route of how we are attracted to others?

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The essay was originally 4000 words but they have changed it to 3000 words, i believe the citations will count for the word count too but im going to double check this. The other question i was considering doing was what are the negative and positive effects of peer pressure, however i think the first question i asked would be slightly more my street. Would it be okay to do my suggested quesiton and discuss different aspects of explanations in my essay or would you focus on one route of how we are attracted to others?

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Your initial essay question should be good enough although if you have access to a psychology teacher I would definitely ask them to get their opinion.

The way i would answer that question is bring in a couple different explanations. It will set you up for s very nice conclusion of interactionism where in fact it could be an influence of all the explanations and it would be wrong to reduce it down to just a singular explanation as attraction is such a complex topic which no one still fully understands. (you can also include your own opinion, your personal experience that you've noticed- primary research after all, ask a few people how they find people attractive etc it could support a certain explanation or it could show interactionism)

If you limit yourself to one explanation, i would be scared that you would get stuck and have nothing else to write about or struggle with great difficulty and end up writing about things you don't really understand
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