Flashcards in Research Methods - The Scientific Process P2 Deck (2)
List and explain 2 examples of how psychological research can impact the economy.
1. People with untreated mental health disorders may need more time off work:
- People suffering from conditions like OCD or depression who aren't being treated may need more time off work than people who are receiving treatment
+ Treatments for mental health disorders come about as a result of psychological research. This can help people continue to live a normal lifestyle e.g. going to work. Less time off work is better for the economy
2. Research into sleep behaviour can help shift workers:
+ Modern work patterns mean some people work shifts throughout the 24-hour period, disrupting their sleep cycle (refer to Czeisler et al (1982)). More productive workers lead to a better economy