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Job Description:

  • 1) Plans, designs, conducts, and analyzes results of experiments to study problems in psychology: Formulates hypotheses and experimental designs to investigate problems of perception, memory, learning, personality, and cognitive processes.

  • 2) Designs and constructs equipment and apparatus for laboratory study.

  • 3) Selects, controls, and modifies variables in laboratory experiments with humans or animals, and observes and records behavior in relation to variables.

  • 4) Analyzes test results, using statistical techniques, and evaluates significance of data in relation to original hypothesis.

  • 5) Collaborates with other scientists in such fields as physiology, biology, and sociology in conducting interdisciplinary studies of behavior and formulating theories of behavior.

  • 6) Writes papers describing experiments and interpreting test results for publication or for presentation at scientific meetings.

  • 7) May specialize in aesthetics, memory, learning, autonomic functions, electroencephalography, feeling and emotion, motivation, motor skills, perception, or higher order cognitive processes.

  • 8) May conduct experiments to study relationship of behavior to various bodily mechanisms and be designated Psychologist, Physiological.

  • 9) May specialize in study of animal behavior to develop theories of animal and human behavior and be designated Psychologist, Comparative.




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Job Number: 8034