So, what does psychology have to do with all these? Well, pretty much everything! The chief and sole difference between a God-fearing, law-abiding, civil and socially adequate citizen and a perverted, unempathetic sociopath is psychology. Yes, it is the mind and the goings on inside it that make two people as different from each other as Mother Teresa and Adolf Hitler (there, I guess I just set the torch of controversy aflame with the mere mention of Der Führer!). Speaking of controversial topics in psychology, psychology itself resides within the obscure and uncomfortable premises of controversy as it is the only science that eludes any concrete or standard definition as its scope is ever-growing, needless to say in unexpected and inscrutable directions.
~ Negativity surrounding homosexuality - is it justified or is it just the typical fear and disgust for the minority and lesser known public mentality?
~ Ethics surrounding development and administration of cognitive-enhancing drugs
~ Validity of diagnosis based upon DSM criteria
~ Adult content in cartoons and animes
~ Ethics of the Milgram experiment
~ Ethics surrounding the Stanford prison experiment
~ Negative parenting and their effects on child psychology
~ Workplace psychology of ex-felons
~ Child abuse - psychological profile of a typical perpetrator
~ Child sexual abuse - where a parent is the perpetrator
~ Exposure to television and their effects on the emotional and intellectual development of children
~ Hypnotherapy and past life regression therapy - clinical hocus-pocus or science?
~ Parapsychology and paranormal phenomenon - are they grounded in reality?
~ Alternative reality - is it they who are drugged or is it us?
~ Social networks, online dating, and their psychological impact on teenagers
~ Having a child - is social pressure a more dominant determinant than individual willingness?