Philosophy & Objectives of Psychology Department

The Department of Psychology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University from its inception has focused on being relevant in the understanding of psychological and adjustment problems of Nigeria in particular and the Developing countries of the world. Its emphasis has been to bring insight to bear on the understanding of psychological problems from the perspective of a Developing Society and its relevance to the developed countries of the world. In this regard, the Department focuses on cross-cultural comparisons of psychological problems of developing countries. Special Attention is given to the relevance of theories and research in understanding the problems of life and work in the Nigerian context within the broader context of the international community where relevant.

The B.Sc. programme is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To produce research-oriented students capable of designing studies that will address the unique psychological and social problems pertinent to Africans.
  2. To prepare students for post graduate studies in psychology and professional careers in related disciplines like Medicine, Education, Management Sciences, Sociology, Political Science, Law, etc.

To graduate students most fitted in such fields as military and para-military services, prisons, public services, health and welfare services, teaching and educational services, industry, politics, commerce, sports, social research, etc.