Research Paper Outline Example
(for a Psychology paper)
A. Topic: Prejudice and Social Influence
B. Issue: Social influences affect peoples’ view of one another.
C. Thesis: Prejudice is a social condition that can arise as a result of the conformity of
people within a social group or society.
II. Prejudice based on stereotypes is a major problem in our society
A. Comes from social stereotypes that influence a person’s attitudes directly.
B. Is usually used to pass judgment on one person who is considered part of a specific
C. Can occur in any form
III. Prejudice develops early within people, as children are the most likely to begin developing ideas
based on what they are exposes to.
1. Learn quickly and pick up on what is around them easily
2. Are impressionable, especially when given specific ideas by adults.
3. Bring problems to the next generation, as they will then pass on these
attitudes to their children c