Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Also called: Instructor, Professor, Psychology Instructor, Psychology Professor

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Health
  • therapy and counseling

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • SAS
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • ePsych
    Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    doctoral degree
    post-doctoral training
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