Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Achievement/Effort * Persistence * Integrity * Initiative * Independence * Attention to Detail * Innovation * Dependability * Self Control

Representative Tasks * Analyze and interpret data to increase the understanding of human social behavior. * Collect data about the attitudes, values, and behaviors of people in groups, using observation, interviews, and review of documents. * Prepare publications and reports containing research findings.


Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government, Educational Services,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

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