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Scope of Social Psychology in Pakistan: Everything You Need to Know

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Written by: Aleena Hussain

In this article, you will know:
  • What is Social Psychology
  • Salary of Social Psychology in Pakistan
  • Find Out This Field is a Match for You
And much more. 

Keep reading.

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What is Social Psychology and What Do Social Psychologist Expert Do?


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.

They research how social interactions and societal norms affect individuals, culture and community.

Social psychologists examine how social tendencies like prejudice, bullying, criminal activity, community health problems and domestic problems affect group behavior and public perception.

As social psychologists possess a thorough understanding of group dynamics, conflict management and leadership, they are hired by many organizations.

Government departments and private sectors hire social psychologists in hospitals, social service offices, social welfare centers and private corporations.

Intimate knowledge of aggression, persuasion, social cognition and conformity makes social psychologists preferable by educational institutions, correctional facilities and consulting firms.

Corporate companies and government hire psychologists for recruitment processes, drafting public policies, crafting market research and for conflict mediation.

Social psychologists can act as political strategists or commercial managers as they are experts in propaganda, advertising and have knowledge of cultural beliefs and social conditions.

Companies hire and train workers for public awareness campaigns and community health programmes.

Social Psychology is different from Sociology as social psychologists study how society influences an individual's attitude and perceptions. However, Sociology only focuses on how social interactions and their impacts on society as a whole.

What Are the Required Skills in Social Psychology?


Social Psychology graduates should be able to identify signs of struggle, assess needs and define problems.

Should be critical and logical reasoning to approach the issue from multiple perspectives and present practical solutions for it.

Social psychologists should understand multicultural human relationships and cultural differences.

Be efficient in cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills.
And do you know 77% of Employers Not Happy with the Quality of Pakistani Graduates

77% of Employers Not Happy with the Quality of Pakistani Graduates
These are the skills that lack in fresh graduates in Pakistan
  • Verbal Communication (83.63%)
  • Positive Attitude (71.93%)
  • Team Working (64.91%)
  • Critical Thinking (59.06%)
  • Self Confidence (59.06%)
  • Written Communication (57.31%)
  • Drive &Resilience (57.31%)
  • Stress Tolerance (47.37%)
  • Adaptability (46.20%)
  • Time Management (45.61%)
  • Self-Awareness (45.03%) and Planning &Organizing (45.03%)
  • Integrity (43.86%)

What Are the Career Prospects of Social Psychology?


  • Forensic Psychologist:

Work with law enforcement and police departments, to compiling criminal profiles to psychologically observing crimes scenes, criminals and victims.

  • Political Strategist:

Typically work as a political consultant, campaign manager and pollster to advise politicians during their term in office, promote electoral candidates and arrange events for publicizing political candidates.

  • Sociologist:

Studies social relationships, social interactions and societal norms and culture within society using the principles of social psychology, neuroscience and network science.

  • Rehabilitation Counsellor:

Work as a case manager counseling people struggling with physical, mental, developmental, or emotional disabilities and social disadvantage. Provides guidance and means for such people to participate in employment and education facilities or to live independently in a community.

  • Human Resource Specialist:

Assist business corporations and certain organizations to find, interview and hire team players and motivated workers for open positions.

What Are the Important Points To Be a Social Psychologist?

Interests:

  • Human Psychology 
  • Sociology 
  • Management work
  • Anthropology
  • Social work and social change 
  • Helping people 
  • Research work
  • Neuroscience 
  • Behavioral studies

Academic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
  • Master's degree in Social Psychology with the following specialization in either Personality Psychology, Organizational Psychology or Forensic Psychology. 

Work Form:

Regular office timings but long hours are logged in during political campaigns, research work or handling distressed clients. Traveling to and fro to meet clients is part of the job.

Work Place:

Regular offices or clinical and academic settings.

Obstacles:

  • Often research work can be tiring.
  • Pay compensation is often not enough.

What is Social Psychologist Salary in Pakistan?

The average Social Psychologist salary in Pakistan is PKR 298,476 per year or PKR 24,873 per month. Entry level positions start at PKR 24,000 per month while most experienced workers make up to PKR 90,000 per month.




You can find Social Psychology jobs in Pakistan from
Here is the sector-wise salary in Pakistan, data taken from LUMS Prospectus that is a prestigious university in Pakistan.
  • Health Care (Rs. 100,000 per month)
  • FMCG (Rs. 85,571 per month)
  • Home Appliances (Rs. 75,000 per month)
  • Engineering (Rs. 75,000 per month)
  • Group/Conglomerate (Rs. 71,676 per month)
  • IT/Technology (Rs. 61,676 per month)
  • Textile (Rs. 55,000 per month)
  • Transport (Rs. 55,000 per month)
  • Banking/Financial (Rs. 52,042 per month)
  • Consulting (Rs. 52,042 per month)
  • Manufacturing (Rs. 50,000 per month)
  • Packaging (Rs. 50,000 per month)

What is the Trend of Educational Psychologist in Pakistan?


Google has created an amazing tool called Google Trend that shows the searches being done by the people living in the country or city.

I am searching do people search Social Psychology in Pakistan? If so, which province or city.

Here you can see it all.



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