What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour. Psychologists deal with the way that the mind works and apply scientific methodologies to explain and understand human behaviour.


  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Occupational Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Psychotherapist
  • Health Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist

What skills do you need to work as a Psychologist?

  • Problem solving and scientific reasoning ability
  • An Interest in other people
  • Sensitivity towards contextual and interpersonal factors
  • Organisation and project management skills
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills

Where do Psychologists work?

Psychologists work in a number of different areas in both the public and private sector. These areas include: Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, Occupational Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Typical Work Activities

  • Listening to and interpreting patients requirements
  • Undertaking clinical assessments and psychometric testing
  • Behavioural observations
  • Providing advice, counselling and therapy
  • Monitoring and recording patients well-being
  • Liaising with professional bodies

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1 comment

  1. Chikondi Lisa Phiri

    I am a psychologist from the University of Zambia. The lack of knowledge about this incredible much needed field in Zambia saddens me. I am beginning a campaign to educate the masses. If anybody wants to join email me I love psychology!