Psychology

Have you ever wondered where your dreams come from and what they mean? What triggers your bad and good moods? What exactly the term "mental illness" means? What intelligence is? Whether we use all our brain or only 10 percent, as some claim? How humans are alike and how we differ? If we are shaped more by our genetic inheritance or by the environment we grow up in? How we select our mates?


Then you'll be interested to know that it's the scientific discipline of Psychology that investigates and attempts to answer these types of questions.

About Psychology

Contemporary psychology is defined as the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Behavior is anything an organism does that can be observed and recorded. Mental processes are internal, subjective experiences, and include sensations, perceptions, dreams, thoughts, beliefs, expectations and feelings. The mental processes are inferred from observable behaviour.

Psychological science is a fascinating and useful discipline that has relevance for all students regardless of their chosen field of study.

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Entry Level Psychology Careers

  • Administrative Officer / Assistant 
  • Behaviour Support Worker / Interventionist  
  • Camp Counsellor 
  • Caregiver 
  • Community Activities / Services Coordinator  
  • Correctional Officer 
  • Education Assistant 
  • Event Planner / Coordinator  
  • Family and Community Support Worker 
  • Immigration Case Manager Job Developer  
  • Learning Inclusion Support Worker 
  • Marketing Assistant 
  • Mental Health and Addictions Rehab / Support  
  • Navigator Anti Human Trafficking 
  • Outreach Worker 
  • Peer Tutor 
  • Program Assistant 
  • Rehabilitation Assistant / Worker 
  • Research Assistant / Associate 
  • Settlement and Integration Services Officer 
  • Victim Service Worker 
  • Youth Worker  
  • Volunteer Coordinator 

  • Academic Advisor / Tutor  
  • Accessibility Services Advisor Post Secondary 
  • Addiction Counsellor Advertising Copywriter  
  • AP Psychology Tutor 
  • Career Coach / Facilitator 
  • Care Plan Consultant / Coordinator 
  • Case Manager 
  • Child Life Specialist/Pediatrics 
  • Child / Youth Protection Worker  
  • Clinical Research Coordinator 
  • Community Engagement Manager 
  • Community Relations Officer Credit Counsellor 
  • Conflict Mediator Data Analyst 
  • Disability Case Manager 
  • Employment Counsellor  
  • Family Enhancement Counsellor 
  • Foreign Worker Program Coordinator 
  • Fundraiser / Development Officer  
  • Gender Based Violence Recovery Support  
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor 
  • Guardianship Worker 
  • Hospice Coordinator 
  • Housing Manager 
  • Human Resources Advisor 
  • Housing Access and Assessment Coordinator 
  • Immigration / Border Officer  
  • Indigenous Care Coordinator 
  • Indigenous Wellness  
  • Educator/Counsellor  
  • Infant Child Development Consultant 
  • Intake Support Counsellor 
  • Laboratory/Research Manager 
  • Market Researcher 
  • Mental Health Evaluation Coordinator 
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Advisor 
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Intake Screener 
  • Military Personnel  
  • Neurological Scale Administrator 
  • Newcomer Wellness Coach 
  • Outreach Case Manager / Counsellor 
  • Probation / Parole Officer  
  • Project Manager 
  • Program Coordinator / Manager Psychiatric Rehabilitation Worker  
  • Psychologist Assistant 
  • Psychology Lab Technician 
  • Public Relations Specialist Psychologist Assistant 
  • Research Analyst / Strategist  
  • Research Grants and Projects Coordinator 
  • Restorative Action Teacher 
  • Settlement Wellness Case Manager 
  • Social Program Officer 
  • Supportive Child Development 
  • Teaching Assistant - University 
  • Technical Writer 
  • Training Coordinator 
  • Vocational Rehab Counsellor 
  • Youth Development Worker 
  • Youth and Family Support Worker 
  • Youth Prevention and Engagement Worker 

  • Addictions Specialist 
  • Behaviour Analyst / Consultant Clinical Research Ethics and Admin Coordinator 
  • Human Resources Advisor / Manager  
  • Industrial / Organizational Psychologist  
  • Lawyer 
  • Mental Health Therapist 
  • Wellness Consultant  
  • Music Therapist 
  • Nurse (Registered, Psychiatric, etc.)  
  • Occupational and Rehabilitation Therapist  
  • People and Culture Specialist 
  • Physician (Psychiatrist, etc.)  
  • Post-Secondary Instructor  
  • Psychometrist  
  • Psychosocial Health and Wellness Manager 
  • Psychotherapist 
  • Recreation Therapist 
  • Rehabilitation Consultant / Counsellor 
  • Registered Psychologist (Clinical, Family, Education, Corrections, Vocational)  
  • Social Behaviour Scientist 
  • Social Worker 
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Psychology Handbook 2024

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