Psychology is the scientific study of brain and behaviour. Psychologists analyze the psychological, behavioural, and social bases of how humans think, feel, and behave.
Teamwork and leadership ability: Familiar with group dynamics; conflict resolution, mediation and concern for others.
Critical/Analytical thinking: Abstract reasoning skills; integrate knowledge from a variety of disciplines and perspectives; interpretation and explanation of scientific research.
Knowledge of human behaviour: Knowledge about the physiological, emotional, cognitive and social determinants of human behavior; fascination with unexplainable behavior.
Thorough and precise: Read materials accurately and analytically, organized and able to meet deadlines.
Problem solving skills: Understanding components of complex problems; approaching topics and problems from various perspectives; analyzing multiple dimensions of a problem; identifying problems and developing solutions.
Quantitative and Qualitative research methods of data collection: Statistical analysis and evaluation; listening and interviewing skills.
Communication: Writing skills, presenting material in an easy to ready manner, familiar with writing reports; public speaking and effective communication skills.
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.