Profession behavioural scientist

Behavioural scientists research, observe and describe human behaviour in society. They draw conclusions on the motives that stir actions in humans, observe the various circumstances for different behaviours, and describe different personalities. They advise organisations and governmental institutions on this field. They may also analyse the behaviour of animals.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Artistic
  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Statistics

    The study of statistical theory, methods and practices such as collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of data including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments in order to forecast and plan work-related activities.

  • Psychological counselling methods

    The various psychological counselling, training and coaching methods for persons of all ages, groups and organizations considering medical aspects.

  • Pedagogy

    The discipline that concerns the theory and practice of education including the various instructional methods for educating individuals or groups.

  • Sociology

    The group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  • Biology

    Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.

  • Psychology

    The human behaviour and performance with individual differences in ability, personality, interests, learning, and motivation.

Skills

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Apply statistical analysis techniques

    Use models (descriptive or inferential statistics) and techniques (data mining or machine learning) for statistical analysis and ICT tools to analyse data, uncover correlations and forecast trends.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Report analysis results

    Produce research documents or give presentations to report the results of a conducted research and analysis project, indicating the analysis procedures and methods which led to the results, as well as potential interpretations of the results.

  • Provide clinical psychological counselling

    Provide clinical psychological counselling in relation to health impairments, their conditions and the possibilities for change.

  • Research human behaviour

    Analyse, study, and explain human behaviour, uncover the reasons why individuals and groups behave as they do, and look for patterns in order to predict future behaviour.

  • Apply knowledge of human behaviour

    Practice principles related to group behaviour, trends in society, and influence of societal dynamics.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

Optional knowledge and skills

write research proposals animal behaviour apply teaching strategies disability care assess animal behaviour criminology observe human behaviour apply clinical psychological treatment demography assist police investigations anthropology conduct public surveys develop solutions for harmful behaviour create criminal profiles conduct qualitative research provide technical expertise psychological treatment measures oversee animal management write scientific papers develop scientific theories scientific research methodology create individual treatment programmes inform policy makers on health-related challenges applied zoology conduct quantitative research