Applied social psychology is a field unto itself and provides researchers with a direct connection between academic social psychology and their desire to have an impact on social change. Social psychology is a highly applicable field, and social psychological research influences such areas as: consumer behavior, immigration, cultural diversity, education, the environment, organizational functioning, health/mental health, and politics, to name a few (Steg, Buunk, & Rothengatter, 2008).
For this Discussion, review this attached resources. Think about how you might use applied social psychology in the field of behavioral and mental health, and ways in which to have an impact on social change.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post brief definition of applied social psychology. Then explain how you might apply one element of applied social psychology to the field of interest of behavioral and mental health. Finally, explain one way using applied social psychology in behavioral and mental health may affect social change.
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