Does Psychology Make A Difference In Our Lives?

Read Phillip G. Zimbardo’s (2004) article, “Does Psychology Make a Significant Difference in Our Lives?” In this article, Zimbardo lists various settings or issues (e.g., factory work, parenting, political polling) in which psychological research has been of great benefit. Consider today’s world and think about which setting or issue discussed in the article should remain on the list. Then, consider which setting or issue not discussed in the article, such as social media or childhood obesity, should be included on the list and why. Then, choose one of the articles referenced in Table 1 of the Gruber et al. (2019) article and think about how it contributes to the discussion of how psychology can make a difference.

With these thoughts in mind:

By Day 3

Post an explanation of which setting or issue you believe should remain on the list and why. Next, explain what issue should be added to the list today. Describe it and argue for its necessary placement. Then, explain how the article you chose from Table 1 of the Gruber et. al (2019) article contributes to the discussion of how psychology can make a difference in today’s world.