Psychologists use scientific research to better understand perception, learning, language, attention, memory, problem-solving, decision-making and judgment. The information they gather is vital to people’s overall well-being and success.
Using this information and a deep knowledge of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, psychologists are also taking a look at the interaction between mental processes, behaviors and health. In particular, they conduct and apply research to help people adopt healthy behaviors, promote health and wellness, prevent illness and improve health care systems.
Research in Action
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