College Psychology Teachers
On the Job
College Psychology Teachers teach courses pertaining to psychology, such as introduction to psychology, psychopathology, and personality theories. They may do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach social science courses at the college level.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Evaluate scholarly materials.
- Evaluate student work.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working with a group or team.
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