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