Description

Psychologists study the human mind and human behaviour. Psychologists use scientific methods and principle to study behaviours and explore concepts as perception, cognition attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality behaviour and interpersonal relationship.

Psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems. It is also directed towards understanding and solving problems in spheres of human activities.

The areas of specialization in psychology are clinical psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, educational psychology, environmental psychology, experimental psychology, sports psychology, counselling psychology.

Subject Combination

English, Any three subjects from Arts or Social Science

Employment

Psychologists are typically employed in embassies, airports, hospitals, administrative organizations, schools, prisons, government agencies and marketing. Some psychologists start their own consulting office.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE CAREERS

  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Computer skills
  • Project management skills
  • Organization skills and management skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership skills

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