The application of scientific knowledge about behavior in order to positively influence people’s social actions and interactions. Also known as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Example: The behavioral psychologist acts as a consultant to several anti-drunk driving initiatives, offering professional advice on effective ways to discourage people from driving while intoxicated.
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