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Alternate Titles: 

Clinical psychologist,Educational psychologist,Forensic psychologist,Occupational psychologist,Psychologist,Psychometrist

Job Description: 

Psychologists research, study and assess emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes and abnormalities in human beings and animals and how these are affected by genetic, physical and social factors.


Entrants require a degree in psychology recognised by the British Psychology Society. Postgraduate and professional qualifications relating to different areas of psychology are available and are required for certain posts.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 1.2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 3.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results;
  • develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques;
  • observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics;
  • analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour;
  • studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders;
  • maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented;
  • applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc.;
  • applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.
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