(NOC 4151)

Career Description

Psychologists assess and diagnose behavioural, emotional and cognitive disorders, counsel clients, provide therapy, and research and apply theory relating to behaviour and mental processes.

Duties May Include

Psychologists perform some or all of the following duties:

Examine and assess behaviour, diagnose behavioural, emotional and cognitive disorders, counsel clients and provide therapy;

Help clients manage physical illness and disorders;

Counsel individuals and groups to achieve more effective personal, social and vocational development and adjustment and offer mediation services;

Use standard psychological tests for assessment;

Plan intervention programs and conduct program evaluation;

Apply psychological theory and principles regarding behaviour and mental processes such as learning, memory, perception and language development;

Formulate hypotheses and experimental designs, review literature, conduct studies and publish research papers, educational texts and articles;

Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia;

Provide consultation services to government and other organizations.

Psychologists may specialize in applied psychology or experimental research. Subspecialties include behavioural psychology, child psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, educational and school psychology, industrial psychology, neuropsychology, social psychology or sports psychology.

Examples of Titles

Behavioural Modification Psychologist
Child Psychologist
Clinical Psychologist
Developmental Psychologist
Educational Psychologist
Experimental Psychologist
Research Psychologist
Sport Psychologist

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Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

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Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

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Psychology Bachelor
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University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

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Psychology Bachelor; Honours
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

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Psychology (Bachelor of Arts) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Psychology (Bachelor of Science) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Psychology (BA) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Psychology (BA) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on April 07, 2022