Prior to completing this discussion, please interact with the Applied
Psychology learning object located in the left navigation bar for this
week, ensure that you have read the required chapters in your text, and
review any relevant Instructor Guidance, which will help prepare you for
Identify your degree program (e.g., psychology, education, applied
behavioral sciences) and what you hope to do after graduation. Then,
based on your review of the course materials for the week, define
applied psychology in your own words and describe how evidence-based
practice informs your intended profession. Address the following as you
- Why do we do what we do in a given job?
- Do we progress through trial and error, or do we base our
efforts on previous research? Some of both? Remember, evidence-based
practice refers to things we do or use based on proof from research.
- Provide examples to illustrate or support your descriptions.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and you must utilize at
least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer reviewed
article from the , or a professional web
source) that is cited according to APA style as outlined . For further assistance in researching scholarly sources,
please access the tutorials page