Users and Misusers of Psychology

Applied Psychology is the use of scientific knowledge to better the human condition. Psychology has been
applied to many areas over the years- education, business, politics, law, health, sustainability, and more.
Let’s use this discussion to consider the good and the bad of applied psychology. Consider all the
applications of psychology described in the chapter (and my lecture notes) and think about what you’ve
seen working in your own life and out in society. Where have you seen psychology applied to its best
advantage to promote measurable positive change? And where have you seen it used against us (ina
deleterious manner)?

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