The understanding of the behaviour of organisms and its application to treat mental illness and influence positive change.
Observable actions and responses to the environment.
Science is a process of learning about the universe and the things in it through observation.
Difference between a behavioural psychologist and a cognitive psychologist?
A behavioural psychologist: is concerned with observable behaviours and their relationships with the environment. A cognitive psychologist: is concerned with cognition that is an interest in mental processes, like thinking, attention, memory, information processing and the like.
Define Social Psychologist
A social psychologist seeks to understand how groups interact and why. How we operate in societies with things like norms, culture, persuasion, conflict et cetera.
How can psychological principles be applied to health?
Understand the behaviours of people and how to influence them we can influence positive change like better eating or exercise more.