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    Psychologists research into and study mental processes and behaviour of human beings as individuals or in groups, and apply this knowledge to promote personal, social, educational or occupational adjustment and development.

    Tasks include -

    (a) planning and carrying out tests to measure mental, physical and other characteristics such as intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, potentialities, etc., interpreting and evaluating results, and providing advice;

    (b) analysing the effect of heredity, social, occupational and other factors on individual thought and behaviour;

    (c) conducting counselling or therapeutic interviews with individuals and groups, and providing follow-up services;

    (d) maintaining required contacts, such as those with family members, educational authorities or employers, and recommending possible solutions to, and treatment of, problems;

    (e) studying psychological factors in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses and emotional or personality disorders, and conferring with related professionals;

    (f) preparing scholarly papers and reports;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Psychologist

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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.