Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Aoife Lyons

Occupational Psychologist

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  Aoife Lyons
Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields. Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required. Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.
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510

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10

Points History:

2013 - 500*
2012 - 500
2011 - 490
2010 - 480
2009 - New

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Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying such behaviour.

Core subjects include research, design and quantitative methods, cognitive psychology, social psychology, personality and individual differences, educational psychology, sports psychology, health psychologyy.


 
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A degree in psychology can lead to graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland, the professional body for the profession of psychology. The first step in developing a career in psychology involves the successful completion of an undergraduate degree in psychology. Further education and training is subsequently required to work as a psychologist in professional settings such as clinical, counselling, organisational, health, educational, sport or academic settings.



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