Consider also your own interests and career aspirations and identify a problem of interest or relevance to you and amenable to a social psychological solution. (For example, those interested in healthcare might consider programs that aspire to get kids moving or help adults stop smoking, enhance caregiving practices amongst the elderly, or encourage safe or healthy habits.)
- Assess social behavior, including factors that influence social behavior as well as the role behavior plays in producing and perpetuating social issues and problems.
- Describe a resulting social problem in the context of social psychological theory and research.
- Interpret relevant theoretical perspectives derived from social psychology.
- Distinguish scientific methods for studying this specific social problem.
- Develop an original intervention strategy based on social psychological theory, research, and your evaluation of this specific social problem.
- Suggest, propose, or assess career paths to which this insight may be applicable.