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Skills

Study of psychology provides graduates with an advantageous skill set.

These skills provide people with the ability to work in many different areas. For example, there are psychologists designing cockpits for NASA and computer software interfaces. Some psychologists design personnel selection systems, design age-appropriate toys, develop market research strategies, design surveys and train people in a variety of settings.

Many people go on to undertake postgraduate psychology courses which lead on to specialist titles, such as Clinical Psychologist. These specialties can lead graduates into many and varied careers:

Writing skills

Essays and exams:

  • Writing reports
  • Writing proposals

Scientific reports:

  • Identifying and solving problems based on research and knowledge of behaviour
  • Performing statistical analyses
  • Designing and conducting research projects
  • Coding data
  • Using computer programs to analyse data
  • Systematically observing and recording behaviour

Peer reviewing:

  • Editing
  • Proofreading

Notebooks and journals:

  • Keeping clear and accurate records

Creative writing:

  • Preparing text for sales advertising, and publications

Speaking Skills

Speeches and presentations:

  • Interviewing
  • Supervising
  • Counselling
  • Group work

Discussions and debates:

  • Making presentations to peers and clients

Group projects:

  • Surveying and soliciting funds and support
  • Working in a team

Research Skills

Library and laboratory research:

  • Decision making
  • Planning skills
  • Identify problems and suggest solutions on the basis of research findings

Independent studies:

  • Developing ideas
  • Brainstorming
  • Unsupervised work

Literature reviews:

  • Gathering data
  • Analysing, and interpreting data
  • Synthesising data