Cognitive Psychologist

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Cognitive Psychology is the study of the mind, and mental process, such as language, memory, perception, and problem solving. They also specialize in human thought processes, such as how people learn or how they perceive information. They work at universities, government agencies, treatment centers, research facilities and in private practice. Some assist patients with cognitive disorders such as learning disabilities, while others conduct research on the cognitive functions of specific populations such as the criminally insane.

Duties of a Cognitive Psychologist

Some cognitive psychologists treat patients full-time, either at a facility or in solo practice, or while also teaching at a university or conducting research projects. They usually specialize in a specific area of cognition, such as problem-solving, language processing, perception, memory or attention. They sometimes work long-term with patients, especially those with serious cognition problems such as dementia. In other cases, they might assist patients on a short-term basis. For example, they might help children who have learning disabilities learn strategies for coping with schoolwork.

Educational degrees, licenses, and certifications

  • Degree- Ph.D. in (cognitive) Psychology. Some professions accept Bachelors of masters.
  • License- License is usually not required unless the cognitive psychologist will be practicing psychology in a clinical/counselling and possibly a consulting role.
  • Certification- No certification is needed.

Expected Salary

  • $68,640
  • 22% growth from 2010 to 2020( Job out look)