Before heading towards the scope of Social Psychology in Pakistan, its study prospects, and career opportunities, we first should have a clear understanding of what social psychology actually is.
Social Psychology is “The study of how the social environment influences an individual’s behavior. Social Psychologists study social influence and social perception of group behavior and institutions.”
It is all about how societal norms can affect the lives of the individual living around. It doesn’t only affect an individual but culture and community as well.
What are some of the most common societal tendencies?
Below are some of the most common societal tendencies,
- Criminal Activities
- Domestic Problems
- Community Health Problems
These are societal tendencies together affect the overall progress of the society and country as well.
Scope of Social Psychology
The Scope of Social Psychology is very high in Pakistan. Many organizations are looking for professional and skilled psychologists who have a thorough understanding of conflict management, leadership, and group dynamics. These organizations and companies hire professional psychologists for the recruitment processes, crafting market research, and conflict mediation.
Several platforms including government as well as private sectors are hiring social psychologists. These social psychologists are required in many hospitals, social service offices, social welfare centers, Private corporations.
Social psychologists have complete and thorough knowledge of social cognition, persuasion, and aggression. This is the reason that social psychologists are always welcomed at many educational institutions, correctional facilities, and consulting firms.
What are the required skills in social Psychology?
The students in this field learn the art of identifying ‘the signs of struggle, assess need, and define problems.’
They develop a critical as well as logical reasoning in order to approach various societal perspectives and their solutions. They know all the cultural differences and multicultural human relationships.
Career Opportunities in Social Psychology
What are the best career opportunities for those involved in the field of Social Psychology?
Below is the list of some of the best career opportunities for Social Psychologists,
- Political Strategist
- Forensic Psychologist
- Rehabilitation Counsellor
- Human Resource Specialist
Now, what are the skills and studies involved with Social Psychology? There are following important points to be a social psychologist,
- Research Work
- Helping People
- Human Psychology
- Behavioral Studies
- Management Work
- Social Work and Social Change
A person must need to have
- A Bachelor’s degree in psychology
- A Master’s degree in Social Psychology (Specialization; personality Psychology, Organizational Psychology, or Forensic Psychology)
Social Psychologists Salary in Pakistan
The average salary of social psychologists is PKR 298,476 per year in Pakistan. It can be PKR 24,873 per month in Pakistan.
However, if you are a fresh graduate then your starting salary will be from PKR 24,000.
An experienced and skilled social psychologist can earn up to PKR 90,000 per month in Pakistan.
From where we can find Social Psychology jobs in Pakistan?
You can search for Social Psychology Jobs in Pakistan from different firms, educational institutions, welfare centers, through online platforms, and newspapers.
- Google Jobs
- Rozee Jobs
- Dawn Newspaper
- Jung Newspaper
So, these are all the essential details about social psychology and the social psychologist in Pakistan and what scope it reserved in the society in which we are living. I hope you guys have now a clear understanding of this field.