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A psychologist studies how we think, feel and behave from a scientific viewpoint and applies this knowledge to help people understand, explain and change their behaviour. Some psychologists work primarily as researchers and faculty at universities and at governmental and non-governmental organizations. Others work primarily as practitioners in hospitals, schools, clinics, correctional facilities, employee assistance programs and private offices. Others works as consultants to corporations and various organizations. Many psychologists are active in both research and practice.(Canadian Psychological Association)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- What is a Psychologist? - from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Careers in Psychology - American Psychological Association (APA)
- A Day in the Life of a Psychologist - The Princeton Review (U.S.)
- Sokanu - occupational info and videos (U.S.):
- Clinical & Counselling Psychology: O*NET Online:
- Child / Developmental Psychology:
- Forensic Psychology:
- Criminal Justice Psychology - CPA
- Information on Forensic Psychology (Clinical, Developmental, Social, Community) - Dr. Gail Anderson's "All You Ever Wanted to Know about Forensic Science But Didn't Know Who To Ask" - see page 4 of Table of Contents
- American Board of Forensic Psychology
- Careers in Psychology & the Law - APA
- UM Forensic Psychiatry Program at Health Sciences Centre - also provides educational experiences for psychology
- Industrial-Organizational Psychology:
- O*NET Online - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Canadian Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (U.S.)
- Social Psychology:
- Sports Psychology:
- Neurological Psychology:
- O*NET Online - Neuropsychologist & Clinical Neuropsychologist
- Society for Psychophysiological Research
- Canadian Association of Neuroscience
- Brain Canada
- Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
- Environmental Psychology:
- Environmental Psychology - CPA
- Student's Corner (interviews with graduate students)
- Environmental Psychology - APA
- Environmental Psychologist - ECO Canada
- Society for Environmental Population and Conservation Psychology
- International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPA)
- Grand Challenges in Environmental Psychology - Frontiers in Psychology
U of M Academic Calendar
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Exploring Other Education Options
- CPA Accredited Programs - by specialty discipline
- CPA Graduate Guide - overview of Canadian university programs and degrees offered
- Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs - Directory
- Canadian Society of I/O Psychology - Masters & PhD Programs
- Peterson's Graduate Study Guide - information on graduate programs in psychology in Canada and the U.S.
- Search Other Education Directories
Information for foreign-trained Psychologists - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Collective Agreements for hospitals and health centres in MB (view salary surveys) -Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals
Professional Associations Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Manitoba Psychological Society
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- Psychological Association of Manitoba
- Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association
- American Psychological Association (APA)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Universities Canada - member universities
- Manitoba Psychological Society Directory - Find a Psychologist
- Canadian Association for Neuroscience - Research Links
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research - directory of organizations
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