Post Graduate Degree Programme in Psychology

  1. Programmes Offered/Admission Requirement

      Post graduate diploma in Psychology (PGD)

         In addition to basic UME requirements for admission into Psychology, candidates for PGD Programme must possess a minimum of 3rd Class Degree with an FGPA of 2.50 on a 5 point scale from a recognized University.  The PGD in Psychology is primarily designed as a remedial course for those graduate of psychology whose FGPA is not up to 3.50. This group of candidates may proceed to enroll for higher degrees after successfully completing the course.

 Masters Degree (M.Sc)

A candidate for admission into the master of science programme should hold a good honours degree in Psychology of this university or other recognized universities. Preferred honour classes are First Class or Second Class Honours Upper Division. However, candidates with Second Class Lower Division in Psychology and those with Third Class Lower Division who in addition possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology with FCGPA of 3.5 on a 5 point grade system and above may be considered for. The candidate should submit to the departments’ postgraduate board a five page copy of his or her proposed research work.

In addition, candidates are required to have five credits at the ‘O’ level which shall include: English language, Mathematics, Biology and any other two relevant subjects.

 

The Ph.D Degree

Holders of Master of Science Degrees in psychology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University with relevant FGPA (4.00 or above) are qualified to be admitted into the doctoral programme of the department. However, holders of equivalent degrees from universities other than Nnamdi Azikiwe University may also apply for consideration for admission into Ph.D programme of Nnamdi Azikiwe University provided that such candidates have obtained a “B” average or FCGPA of 4.00 or above in their M.SC. degrees that cover the M.Sc. course content of the Department otherwise they should register for  the Ph.D programme conditionally. In this case, the candidate will register for such courses along with nearest available and relevant M.Sc. class and pass such courses before proceeding with Ph.D. In other words, the candidate will undergo the M.Sc course work in the extant M Sc. courses in which the candidate is deficient and on successful completion ( success here implies that the candidate has obtained pass grades in all the remedial courses taken ),  proceed to Ph.D programme in the relevant field. Prior to admission, all candidates should submit to the Departments’ postgraduate board a five page summary of their proposed research work.

 

In addition, candidates are required to have five credits at the ‘O’ level which shall include: English language, Mathematics, Biology and other two relevant subjects.

 

  1. Available Areas of Specialization

Clinical Psychology

Counseling Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Forensic

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Social Psychology

  1. Duration of Programmes
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (PGD) – 700 Level

Full Time:    Minimum of 2 Semesters

Maximum of 4 Semesters

Part Time:    Minimum of 4 Semesters

Maximum of 6 Semesters

  1. MASTERS IN Psychology (M.Sc) – 800 Level

Full Time:  Minimum of 3 Semesters

Maximum of 6 Semesters

Part Time:  Minimum of 4 Semesters

Maximum of 8 Semesters

iii.   Ph.D 900 Level

 

Full Time:    Minimum of   6 Semesters

Maximum of 10 Semesters

Part Time:   Minimum of   8 Semesters

Maximum of 14 Semesters

 

  1. Total Required Credit for Graduation

 

PGD

The Post Graduate Diploma  carries 54 credit units. A student must fulfill a minimum requirement of 48 credit units and 6 credit project.

    

  M.Sc

The Masters Degree Programme carries 42 credit units. A student must fulfill a minimum requirement of 18 credit units in the area of specialization , 12 credit units in the core courses and 12 units Thesis

 

Ph.D

The Ph.D carries 30 credit units. A student must fulfill a minimum requirement of 9 credit units  and 3 credit units seminar  and 18 credit for Dissertation.

 

  1. Course Distribution

 

PGD:                        First Semester
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Unit
PSY 701Statistical Method in Psychology3
PSY 703Research Methods in Psychology3
PSY 705

PSY 741

Testing and Test Construction

Development Psychology 1

3

3

PSY 717Abnormal / Clinical psychology3
PSY 718Behaviour Modification3
PSY 729Counselling Psychology3
PSY 734Managerial Psychology3
TOTAL                                                                                                                     24           
Second Semester
PSY 716

PSY 769

Determinants of Behavior

Military Psychology

3

3

PSY 749Forensic Psychology3
PSY 762Social Psychology3
PSY 756Industrial Psychology3
PSY 746

PSY 742

Physiological Study of Behaviour

Developmental Psychology II

3

3

PSY 798Entrepreneurship3
PSY 799Project6
TOTAL 30
GRAND TOTAL                                                                    54
M.Sc:            CORE COURSES 
COURSE CODECOURSE OUTLINECREDIT UNIT
PSY 805Psychological Testing, Evaluation & Ass.3
PSY 801Research Methods in Psychology3
PSY807Psychology of Entrepreneurship3
PSY 803Computer Applications in Psychology3
TOTAL 12   
   
 Clinical Psychology 
First Semester
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 811Trans-Cultural, Adult and Childhood Psychopathology2
PSY 813Practicum in Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis & Ethical Practice2
PSY 815Advanced Theories in Psychotherapy2
PSY 817Research in Psychotherapy2
TOTAL 8
   
 Second Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 812Techniques in Psychotherapy2
PSY 814Clinical Psychopharmacology2
PSY 816Internship in Clinical Psychology2
PSY 818Clinical Practice of Behaviour therapy2
PSY 810Independent Research2
PSY890Thesis12
Grand Total 42
 Counselling Psychology 
 First Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 821Theories of Counseling2
PSY 823Ethic Advanced Counselling Skills2
PSY 825Cross-Cultural Counselling, Stress and Coping Behaviour2
PSY 827Practicum in Counselling            2
TOTAL 8
 Second Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 822Family and Marriage Counselling2
PSY 824Rehabilitation Counseling2
PSY 826Internship in Counselling Psychology2
PSY 828Developmental Counselling2
PSY 820Independent Research2
PSY 890Thesis12
GRAND TOTAL 42
   
 Developmental Psychology 
 First Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 831Developmental Psychobiology2
PSY 833Child in the Society2
PSY 835Developmental Psychopathology2
PSY 837Advanced Developmental Theories2
TOTAL 8
 Second Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 832Adolescence t in Contemporary African Society2
PSY 834Research, Ethics and Practicum in Developmental Assessment2
PSY 836Internship in Developmental Psychology2
PSY 838Adulthood and Ageing in Contemporary

African Society

2
PSY 830Independent Research2
PSY 890Thesis12
Grand Total 42
   
 Forensic Psychology 
 First Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 841Theories of Criminal Behaviour / Forensic Psychology2
PSY 843Psychological Evaluation in Court of Law & Crime Investigation2
PSY 845Psychology and Law Enforcement2
PSY 847Nigeria Adversarial and Criminal Justice Systems2
TOTAL 8
  
 Second Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 842Psychology of Terrorism, Hostage Taking and Negotiation2
PSY 844Psychological Assessment in Forensic Psychology2
PSY 846Internship2
PSY 848Ethics and Practice of Forensic Psychology in Nigeria2
PSY 840Independent Research2
PSY 890Thesis12
Grand Total  42
   
 Industrial Psychology 
 First Semester 
COURES CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 851Advanced Organizational Theories2
PSY 853Individual Work and Conflict in Organization2
PSY 855Ethics, Applied Research in industrial/organizational psychology2
PSY 857Training and Human Resources Management2
TOTAL 8
   
 Second Semester 
PSY 852Advertising and Consumer Psychology2
PSY 854Innovations, Union Management Relation2
PSY 856Industrial / Organizational Internship2
PSY 858 Comparative Organization Analysis2
PSY 850Independent Research2
PSY 890Thesis12
Grand Total  42
   
 Social Psychology 
 First Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 861Perception of People and Attribution of Causes2
PSY 863Self-Concept, Self and Implications of Afri. Modal Beh.2
PSY 865Ethics and Studies in Social Conflicts and Peace2
PSY 867Advanced Theories in Social Psychology2
TOTAL 8
   
 Second Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 862Group Dynamics, Leadership, Power, Authority and Civil Right2
PSY 864Attitude, Ethnicity, Prejudice and Religion2
PSY 866Internship in Social Psychology2
PSY 868Ethics and Studies in Social Conflicts and peace2
PSY 860Independent Research2
PSY 890Thesis12
Grand Total  42
   
Ph.D  
 Clinical Psychology 
 First Semester 
PSY 911Advanced Research Strategies in Psychotherapy2
PSY 913Advanced Practicum in Clinical Assessment, psychotherapy,   and Psychopathology3
   
TOTAL 5
   
  

Second Semester

 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 912Emergent Issues in Clinical Psychology2
PSY 914Ethics and Practice of Clinical Psychology/internship2
PSY 916Seminar3
PSY 990Dissertation 18
Grand Total  30
 COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY  
  FIRST SEMESTER 
PSY 921Career Counseling2
PSY 923Counseling and Nigerian Cultures2
 SECOND SEMESTER 
PSY 922Current Issues in counseling Psychology2
PSY 924Applied counseling and private practice3
PSY 926Seminar3
PSY990Dissertation18
Grand Total  30
 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 
  FIRST SEMESTER 
PSY 931Advanced Developmental Psychology2
PSY 933Society, Institutions, Culture and the Life Course3
   
 SECOND SEMESTER 
PSY 932Advance research method in Lifespan development2
PSY 934Languages and Communication in Thought and Interaction2

 

PSY 936Seminar3
PSY990Dissertation18
Grand Total  30
 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY 
 FIRST SEMESTER 
PSY 941Psychology of jury selection & law Enforcement3
PSY 943 Forensic Psychological Report Writing2
   
 SECOND SEMESTER 
PSY 942 Emergent Issues In Forensic Sciences2
PSY 944Practicum In Forensic Psychology2
PSY 946Seminar And Internship3
PSY990Dissertation18
Grand Total  30
 Industrial Psychology 
 First Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 951Advanced Research Method & Organizational Theory3
PSY 953Advanced Innovations and Organizational Development2
TOTAL 5
   
 Second Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 952Advance Organizational and Personnel Development2
PSY 954Advertising and Consumer Psychology2
PSY 956Seminar3
PSY990Dissertation18
Grand Total  30
   
  

Social Psychology

 
 First Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 961Advanced Studies in Affiliation and Aggression2
PSY 963Ethics and Research in Cross-Cultural Dynamics2
TOTAL 4
   
 Second Semester 
COURSE CODECOURSE TITLECREDIT UNIT
PSY 962Social Psychology of Crime, Legislation and Altruism2
PSY 964Advanced Studies on Groups and Attitudes3
PSY 966Seminar3
PSY 990Thesis18
Grand Total  30

 

 

                        Course Description

PGD

 

PSY 701 Statistical methods in psychology                           3 Credit Units

Correlation and correlation coefficient, probability theory, test distribution; analysis of variance, non parametric methods of data analysis in psychological investigations examples using case studies.

PSY703 Research Methods in Psychology 3 Credit Units

This course is designed to train students to conduct experimental psychological research, appreciate psychophysical concepts and measurements; issues of design; running an experiment, empirical approaches involving psychological mechanisms  in learning, thinking and perception; experimental research reports etc. it will also involve practical processes of conducting research and report writing viz introduction review of literature, method , result and discussion. Factorial research designs and their appropriate statistical Analytical  component. Emphasis on practical research experience and presentations in professional Journals; ethical issues.

PSY 705 Testing and test Construction 3 Credit Units

Students are to be exposed to advance theoretical and practical orientation in test construction, standardization and validation; cross-cultural issues in test adaptation, emic- etic issues, item response theory.

PSY 741 Developmental Psychology I 3 Credits

Survey of theory and research on the developing child through life span. Prenatal development and hazards of pregnancy and delivery. Pre-maturity, components of human development (growth, maturation and learning). Principles of human development from infancy to early adolescence emphasizing specific aspects of development e.g. language, cognitive and physical aspects; early socialization in the home and school.

PSY 717 Abnormal /Clinical Psychology 3 Credit Units

It focuses on the integrative study of the nature and methods of clinical psychology; psychological dysfunction and their management; mental deficiency and retardation; training of mental retardates; educational vocational and social.

PSY 769 Military psychology 3 Credit Units

History and Scope, Psychological facilitators of efficiency, military leadership styles, communication and intelligence network, persuasion and indoctrination, insurgency and counter insurgency, psychological implications of military involvement in Africa politics.

PSY 749 Forensic Psychology 3 Credit Units

Introduction to forensic psychology; definition and scope; art of identification of incidence; integrations and confessions using psychological skills; interviewing techniques; crime and delinquency; psychopathic behavior and society; juvenile offenders and the law; mental status of the offenders; social psychological implications of legal judgments; crime, culture and prevention; mental health; legislation.

 

PSY 729       Counseling psychology                               3 Credit Units

Meaning and explanation of counseling psychology; types of counseling. Misconceptions about counseling in Nigeria. Counseling qualities; individual and groups counseling; the need for preventive counseling in Nigeria. Counseling theories eg. Client-centered approach; rational-emotive therapy (RET). Decision making approach; behavioral approach etc. career choice and information.

Second Semester

PSY762 Social Psychology 3 Credit Units

Survey of social psychology concepts. Analysis of the socio-psychological antecedents of modern social psychology. Social psychology and other social sciences; methods of research, attitudes (formation, characteristics and change). Leadership social facilitation and inhibition, imitation, mass media and other communication models. Social perception and attribution of responsibility; introduction of group processes; balance theories.

PSY 742 Developmental psychology II 3 Credit Units

Adolescent stages of development. Survey of Freud, Piaget Erickson. Biological and behavioural theories from infancy to adolescence through adulthood, middle age and old age. Intellectual and personality characteristics of aging. Bereavement and death.

PSY  798 Psychology of Entrepreneurship 3 Credit Units  

Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, organizational ambidexterity, organized business entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa and internship on indigenous African entrepreneurship model. The course will also cover lectures on ethical issues in psychology and professional practice of psychology as a discipline.

PSY756 Industrial Psychology 3 Credit Units

Psychology applied to business and industry; history and scope of industrial/occupational psychology; individual differences within the context of industrial activities; vocational guidance and theories; personnel activities; selection; training and placement; personnel interviewing etc.

PSY 716 Determinants of Behaviour                    3 Credit Units

Cause-effect approach to behaviour, S-R relationships, etc nature- Nature controversies as determinants of behaviour, motivational and social learning theories of behaviour, etc.

PSY 718 Behaviour Modification 3 Credit Units

Approaches to understanding the principles and applications of conditioning to adaptive and mal-adaptive behaviours. Topics include: modification of respondent behaviour-implosion and desensitization, reinforcement and aversive stimuli. A review of research and case histories. Integration of relevant methodologies and techniques.

PSY 799 Project     6 Credit Units

The project must be theoretically and empirically based

PSY734 Managerial psychology 3 Credit Units

The concept of managerial psychology scope and relevance, who is the manager, functions, skills and roles as well as constrains; managerial effectiveness and organizational efficiency; managerial problems of the organization and way forward etc.

 

PSY746 Physiological study of Behavior 3 Credit Units

The internal environment of the cell as the unit of life, the endocrine system, basic neuro-anatomy – the nervous system, structure and functions of the neurons, the receptors and effectors the response mechanisms of human beings; specific sensory experience. The role of the genes and the evolutionary process in behaviour. The metabolic process, endocrinology (endocrine glands and hormones, physiological homeostasis). Relationship between the above process and behaviour (both normal and abnormal behaviours).

 

 

 

M.SC

Core Courses

PSY 805 Psychological Testing and Evaluation        3 Credit Units

The aim is to give students in-depth knowledge of both theoretical and practical applications of psychometric tests involving: A historical perspective to psychological assessment, types of psychological tests , test development , theory and principles of psychological assessment in the areas of: educational, clinical, and industrial/organizational assessments. etc, Controversies over psychological assessment,  interpretation of test results. Problems of adaptation of “western”based tests to non-western population

 

PSY 801 Research Methods in Psychology   3 Credit Units

The aim of this course is to increase the student’s knowledge of the different types of research/experimental designs and their appropriate statistical applications. Special attention will be paid to the use and applicability of the inferential statistics, different methods of qualitative research methods  and analytical methods including applicable theories etc,

PSY  807 Psychology of Entrepreneurship 3 Credit Units  

Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, organizational ambidexterity, organized business entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa and internship on indigenous African entrepreneurship model. The course will also cover lectures on ethical issues in psychology and professional practice of psychology as a discipline.

PSY 803 Computer Applications in Psychology  3 Credit Units

Basic theory and assumptions underlying use of some parametric and non-parametric statistical tests and testing of hypotheses; Translation of qualitative to quantitative data; coding, tabulating, entering and editing of data; definition of variables in the SPSS data window; Recode and compute applications; execution of commonly used statistical tests and interpretation of results in the output window.

PSY 810; PSY820; PSY 830; PSY 840; PSY 850; PSY 860

Independent   Research                2 Credit Units  

Students will be rated on at one seminar paper presented at staff/student sessions. The papers will be on topics derived from courses done during the semester and will be adjudged as appropriate by the postgraduate committee of the Department

 

PSY 811 Trans-Cultural, Adult and Childhood Psychopathology   3 Credit Units

This course is designed to provide the student with sufficient information on descriptive psychopathology (adult and child) to prepare the student for clinical assessment and diagnosis in real life situations. Areas to be covered will include the neuroses e. g anxiety disorders, the psychoses, organic mental disorders, autism, hyperactivity, enuresis, and mental retardation.

 

 

PSY 813 Practicum in Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis & Ethical Practice   2 Credit Units

This will acquaint the student with the current status of psychological assessment and diagnostic systems. The behavioral, psychodynamic, medical, homothetic vs. ideographic as well as legal and ethical guidelines will be covered. Relevant ethical codes in accordance with Nigeria Psychological Association and Nigeria Association of Clinical Psychology should be emphasized.

PSY 815 : Advanced Theories of Psychotherapy 2 Credit Units

Indept study of biological, Behavioral, and psychodynamic orientations to psychotherapy

Also emerging trends orientations and hypotheses should be analyzed and critique of the theories done.

PSY 817  Research in Psychotherapy 2 Credit Units

This focuses on practical experiments, Meta analysis and comparative effectiveness of the different techniques in psychotherapy.

PSY 812 Techniques  in Psychotherapy 3 Credit Units

This course is  will enable the student acquire thorough knowledge of the theories and skills – psychodynamics, cognitive, existential, Gestalt, and other psychotherapies.  Emphasis is on family therapy, and African orientation.

PSY 814 Clinical Psychopharmacology 2 Credit Units

It will  provide a foundation for proper understanding of the basic issues involved in pharmacology and therapeutics. It  will also  train the student in basic clinical psychopharmacology and ethics.

PSY 816 Internship in Clinical Psychology  2 Credit Units

This course provides the students the opportunity to put into practice in real clinical settings all he has learned in his period of clinical training. More importantly, he or she is expected to do this full time and with the close supervision of his mentor. The period of internship will be 12 (twelve) uninterrupted months for the Masters level student.

PSY 814  Clinical Practice of Behaviour Therapy 2 Credits

This will enable the clinical students to acquire the skills in the practice of behavior therapy. Emphasis will be on discussion, demonstration, role-playing, and use of audio-visual equipment. Areas to be covered include behavioural assessment and diagnosis, relaxation methods, systematic desensitization and its variants assertive training, aversive techniques, cognitive behaviour therapy, rational emotive therapy, multimodal behaviour therapy eg BASIC ID

PSY 821 Theories of Counseling 3 Credit Units

Knowledge of the basic counseling theories and its applied relevancies. The themes include: Psychoanalysis, Behavioral, Cognitive, Adlerian, Rogerian, Gestalt, Eclectism of lazarus etc. Advanced counseling skills, implicit techniques, Knowledge of counseling techniques and skills starting from induction to finish. Empathy, Unconditional positive regard, body language, listening and others must be demonstrated.

PSY 823 Ethics Advanced Counseling Skills 2 Credit Units

This course focuses on the ethical issues in counseling and advanced counseling skills. It also emphasizes implicit techniques, knowledge of counseling techniques starting from introduction to finish. Issues such as empathy, unconditional positive regard, and body language.

PSY 825 Cross Cultural Counseling, Stress and Coping Behaviour  2 Credit Units     

The course is divided into two parts. Part one will focus on  issues and concepts in cross cultural counseling including barriers, religion, communication, counseling specific  population,  bio- psycho-social model of stress and  stress management approaches.

PSY 827 Practicum in counseling 2 Credit Units

This involves micro counseling. The candidates divide themselves into groups and administer the counseling skills learned previously to tackle one problem or other. It is going to involve role play as the lecturer observes and scores.

PSY 822  Family and Marriage Counseling 3 Credit Units

Knowledge of major counseling marital theories and its application. Discussion of family key issues including sexuality, children, kinship behavior, stress etc. visits to marriage tribunals or social welfare centers to be supervised by the lecturer in charge.

PSY 824  Rehabilitation Counseling 2 Credit Units

It  focuses on applications of counseling theories studied in various rehabilitation issues including orthopedic, tramps, prisoners, war veterans, victims of flood, sexual abuse, and rape, substance abuse, fire disasters, bereavement and parole people. Visits to any centre that harbors such people is strongly recommended and to be strictly supervised by the lecturer in charge.

PSY 826 Internship in Counseling Psychology 2 Credit Units

Students will spend not less than 12 (twelve) months in schools, industries and ministries of social welfare where they are likely to experience real life cases in all the areas of counseling discussed. They will be rated based on confidential reports from the various organizations visited by the candidates in addition to candidates’ satisfactory reports of experience at the relevant institutions.

PSY 828 Developmental Counseling 2 Credit Units

It deals with deep studies on stages of development from birth to adulthood. Application of counseling theories and skills to old age retirement, early retirement, developmental problem, career choice and counseling.

PSY 831 Developmental Psychobiology 2 Credit Units

This course focuses on the biological structures that interact with the environmental factors to determine human’s behavioral development. The genetic, neurological, chemical, hormonal, and other structures that underlie the development of behavior potential would be considered in line with their roles in Social, cognitive, physical, sensory communication, learning, memory, motivation, and emotion.

PSY 833 Child in the Society 2 Credit Units

This course is intended to treat advance topics in socialization and contemporary researches on the influence of various agents of socialization on the developing child  (e .g. Parents, schools, peers, culture, media and internet etc) and their roles in child’s social, emotional and cognitive development. Language development, attachment development, moral developments, career development, issues of giftedness and mental retardation, child abuse, child right protections and child custody.

PSY 835    Developmental Psychopathology 2 Credit Units

The course covers child and adolescent psychopathology (i.e., the symptoms and syndromes described in the DSM / ICD). It reviews the fundamental models/theories of developmental psychopathology and a range of child disorders (e. g. learning disorder, ADHD, language disorders, autistic disorder, dyslexia, anorexia, enuresis, etc) with their possible biological, genetic, familial, and social-cultural causal factors scrutinized.  The  basic methods of assessing childhood disorders.

PSY 837    Advanced Developmental Theories               3 Credit Units    

This covers all the human developmental psychological theories necessary for understanding the various stages in human behavior development, psychopathology and normal child rearing practices. It will also emphasize the importance of these theories in research and application.

PSY 832 Adolescence  in Contemporary African Society  2 Credit Units

The psychological and the social implications of biological, cognitive, moral and physical changes in adolescence in the contexts of family, peers, school, work, and the media or internet networks. It discusses major theories, methods of studying adolescents, adolescent development, and contemporary adolescent problems and concerns (e.g., work, school, media and internet especially social networks , sexuality, and suicide, drug abuse, intimacy and relationship) in Nigeria and Africa and the interaction of cultural diffusion on the development of adolescence behavior.

PSY 834 Research, Ethics  and Practicum in Developmental Assessment    3 Credit Units

This will introduce the students to recent and classical research findings and methods in developmental psychology. It will provide hands-on experience with the research process by having students design and implement an independent empirical research project. Also, psychological techniques available for assessing people across life span in all domains of life (social, cognitive, behavioral, intellectual, neurological etc)

PSY 836 Internship in Developmental Psychology  2 Credit Units

This course aims at providing students the opportunity to observe the behavior of people in settings such as schools, hospitals, children’s homes and orphanages, approved schools etc, and will last for nine months. The establishments where the internship will be carried out must be approved by the Department and should cover all relevant areas. The student will be graded on the basis of an official confidential report sent to the Department by appropriate officials of the institutions concerned and on the basis of a written description of his/her experience by the student.

PSY 838 Adulthood and Ageing in Contemporary African Society   2 Credits

Psychology of Adulthood and Aging is designed to give an accurate understanding of the psychological, physical, social, emotional and cognitive changes that people experience as they grow older. It also explores research techniques, theoretical approaches, memory, intelligence, personality, social forces, and psychopathology. It looks at the African perspective to adulthood, dying and bereavement and the needed adjustment to these changes.

PSY 841 Theories of Criminal behavior  and Forensic Psychology   3 Credit Units

Psychological explanation of criminal behavior.  Focus shall be on biological and environmental determinants: evolutionary, genetic, familial, learning, conflict and other  theories. Extra – familial influences, social factors shall be explored in line with theories and hypotheses.

PSY 843 Psychological Evaluation in Court  and Criminal Investigation 2 Credit Units         

This is divided into two parts. Part one deals with psychological methods of determining culpability.  Methods of preparing psychological reports; psychological reports on nullity of marriage cases; psychology of expert witness, custody, competence to stand trial, insanity defense, eye witness account, evidence evaluation and other assessment of individuals during trials. Part two focuses on the overview of forensic science: History and Scope, Forensic Laboratory, crime scene, procedures used in criminal profiling, physical evidence and its significance, autopsies polygraphs and other techniques of crime investigation including use of ICT.

PSY 845 Psychology and law Enforcement      2 Credit Units

This course will focus on the role of Psychologist in policing, training and efficiency of police officers. It will also cover areas like the role of psychologist in the selection of police and military personnel; operation competencies and intelligence.

PSY 847 Nigeria Adversarial  and Criminal Justice Systems 2 Credit Units

This is divided into two. Part one focuses on the process of litigation in the Nigerian judiciary; plaintiff and defendant positions, summons, depositions, affidavits, examination and cross examination of witnesses. Part two deals with trial procedures for criminals’ punishment and penology

PSY 842 Psychology of Terrorism, Hostage taking and Negotiation    3 Credit Units History/evolution of organized crimes. The business of organized crime. Psychology, intelligence and terrorism, motivating factors in terrorism and hostage taking. Psychology of persuasion and negotiation

PSY 844 Psychological Assessment in Forensic Psychology               2 Credit Units

The part one focuses on the general knowledge of psychological tests. Knowledge of basic objective tests as may be use in forensic practice including MMPI, WAIS. Knowledge of basic projective techniques including Rorschach,  TAT. In depth knowledge of assessment techniques of observation and interviews. Part two deals with the assessment of the present state of forensic psychology in Nigeria , studies in the possible methods of improving an already existing practice. Assessment of tracing of forensic psychologists allied professionals.

PSY 846 Internship 2 Credit Units

One year internship in  court and any two facilities of the candidates’ choice including,  police station, NDELA, Civil defense, Customs, immigrations,  SSS, etc. the placement should be rotated at 4 months interval.

 

 

 

PSY 848 Practice of Forensic Psychology in Nigeria 2 Credits Units

Assessment of the present state of forensic psychology in Nigeria , studies in the possible methods of improving an already existing practice. Assessment of tracing of forensic psychologists allied professionals.

PSY 851 Advanced  and Applied Organizational Theories 3 Credit Units

Part one deals with structural-functional theories and organizational analysis; Social System Theory; Interactionism and Social Action Theory, Symbolic Internationalism; Intergrative Theories of Organization; Radical Theories of Organizations; Critical theory, Conflict Theory, anti-organization theory; radical humanism, radical structuralism and organizational analysis; organization as schismatic systems, organizations cybernetic systems; organizations as metaphorical constructs; organizations as psychic prisons; organizations as instruments of domination.

PSY 853 Individual, work, interpersonal skills & Conflict in  Organization 2 Credit Units

Part one focuses on behaviour in organizations, a socio-psychological perspective; the individual and the organization; self-concept  development; personality and identity; concept of organizational effectiveness; motivational patterns and performance; communication processes in organizations psychological contract. Part two emphasizes on individual behavior and learning in organizations – employee motivation, ability, role perceptions, situational contingency; Types of work-related behavior – joining the organization, remaining with the organization, exhibiting organizational citizenship behavior; Learning in organizations.

 

PSY 855 Ethics, Research & Comparative Organization Analysis     2 Credit Units

Part one focuses on the examination of psychological, economic, sociological and management theories of organizations and their applicability in the understanding of organizations for improved effectiveness. One major area of emphasis will be the Ethics , emerging complexity theories and their relevance to explaining contemporary organization problems with a view to enhance organizational productivity, effectiveness and the quality of work life

PSY 857 Training and Human Resource Management 2 Credit Units

Part one will focus on job analysis techniques, selection, placement and training; sensitivity techniques, career planning; management values and styles of Nigerian society; cross-cultural perspective on personnel development. Part two will emphasize on methods of personnel testing and selection..

PSY 852 Advertising and Consumer Psychology 3 Credit Units

The focus of this area is the systematic study of the relationship between the producers (or distributors) and consumers (actual or potential) of goods and services. The following areas will be examined: consumer preferences for product features, consumer research (including the effectiveness of advertising advertisement and commercials), estimating demand for products and services, and the study of the economic expectation of people.

PSY 854   Innovations and Union-management relation 2 Credit Units

This deals with changes in management: group processes; process reengineering; productivity and quality improvement; strategic planning. Surveys: climate and culture; job design and evaluation: designing jobs to maximize factors such as performance and satisfaction, and ensuring competitive compensation: organizational structure and principles to increase team effectiveness. Workforce planning: aligning workforce growth to business growth (mergers and acquisitions, downsizing and rightsizing); Privatization of public enterprises – the Nigerian experience.

PSY 856     Internship In Industrial/Organizational Psychology 2 Credit Units

This is the practical aspect of industrial/organizational psychology courses. It will be divided into three phases: Phase 1: critical assessment of Nigerian organizations touching on the issues of access, social research in and relevance of organization theories to Nigerian organizations. Phase 2: attachment of students to local industries for a period of 3 (three months) and Phase 3: Field trips to industries and organizations outside the state for the experiencing cultural differences in management and employee orientations towards life in varying work organizations. Students shall be required to produce a report of their internship and the confidential report from the organizations that hosted them shall be used in rating the candidates.

PSY 858 Comparative Organization Analyses 2  Credit Units

Basic concepts of organizations; dysfunctional aspects of rational systems- the concept of bureaucracy (pre-weberian); deterministic-goal structure, opportunity costs, unanticipated consequences, problems at the micro level-assumptions about motivation, work content, certainty in decision making, group reinforcement; agency theory; public choice theory; linear thinking; the deficit orientation; chaos and complexity science; the foundations of non linear modeling; complexity rationality; complexity and strength based approaches.

PSY 861 Perception of People and Attribution of Causes 3 Credit Units

The topics to be treated are: The principles of person perception and attributions of causes, the manner in which day-to-day behaviours are governed by how we perceive ourselves and other people and the consequences of both positive and negative attributions for interpersonal relations. Also included are impression formation, attribution theories and biases.

 PSY 863 Current Issues, Self-Concept, Self and Implications for African Modal Behaviours 2 Credit Units

Part one deals with critical evaluation of emerging issues in social psychology- eg terrorism, conflict- religious and cultural, other cultural issues. Part two focuses on the  in-depth examination of the theories, measurement techniques and researches relating to the phenomenon of how one perceives of and evaluates himself in relations to others. Self-concept and health (causes, effects, and control of stress). Description of Self concept ways of interpreting, analyzing useful information about the social world: the role of schemas and heuristics in processing information.  Relationship between self concept and self esteem, self efficacy and core self evaluation.

PSY 865 Ethics and Studies in Social Conflicts and peace 2 Credit Units

Ethical issues involved in social psychological practices Social isolation – formation of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. Liking and disliking others. Love, hate etc. and effects of aggression. Theories of conflict and peace. Methods of managing, reducing or resolving social conflicts. theories of hostile aggression.

PSY 867 Advance theories in Social Psychology       2 Credit Units

Examination of classic and contemporal theories in social psychology and their current status with respect to research based findings. Theories to be examined but not limited to leadership (trait, contingency, transactional and transformation), Aggression (biological/ instinctual theories, frustration- aggression, imitation) personality theories, persuasion, paternalistic theory and shared leadership theory

PSY 862 Group Dynamics, Leadership, Power Authority and Civil Rights  3 Credit Units

Topics for discussion will include the nature of groups, the workings of groups and their uses for the achievement of community aims and objectives. Leadership models and their effectiveness in achieving group/community goals will also be focused on. Dynamics of small groups. The concept of civil and human rights. Power and authority as social needs in people. The use and abuse of power and authority in relation to civil rights in Africa and in other places. Power, authority and individual personalities.

PSY 864 Attitude, Ethnicity, Prejudice and Religion 2 Credit Units

Part one  will examine the pivotal role of attitudes in human social functioning.  Part two emphasizes the nature, characteristics and dynamics of prejudice.  Relationship between ethnic and religious prejudices in Nigeria and other parts of the world. Methods of attitude change and psychological necessity religious values as well as its capacity for effective or disruptive social coexistence. Inter-religious dialogue and religious conflict resolution.

PSY 866 Internship in Social Psychology  2 Credit Units

The student will spend three months in designated establishments where he can gain first hand practical experience of the social psychological phenomena discussed in the programme.

PSY 868 Ethics and Studies in Social Conflicts and peace 2 Credits

Ethical issues involved in social psychological practices Social isolation – formation of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. Liking and disliking others. Love, hate etc. and effects of aggression. Theories of conflict and peace. Methods of managing, reducing or resolving social conflicts. theories of hostile aggression.

 

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PSY 911 Advanced Research Strategies in Psychotherapy 2 Credit Units

It focuses on Planning research in psychotherapy outcome and process factor; therapeutic interventions and charge process; personality factors (therapist and patient’s) as they influence the therapeutic process and outcome; culture and therapy   ( by case report and seminars).

PSY 913 Advanced Practicum in Clinical Assessment, Psychotherapy and Psychopathology   3 Credit Unit

In-depth familiarization through utilization of clinical instruments (objective and projective); elements of psychiatric diagnosis (DSM and ICD); problems of research in clinical assessment; issues of validation( concurrent, predictive, construct); problems of response style; Some clinical indices of pathological categories. (by case report and seminars)

PSY 915 Advanced Practicum in Psychotherapy and  Behavior Change   2 Credit Unit

Methodology and orientation; evaluation of process and outcome in psychotherapy; analysis of systems and styles in psychotherapy; analysis of current developments in the field; family, group and other emergent techniques. (by case report and seminars)

PSY 912 Emergent Issues in Clinical Psychology     2 Credit Units

Revolutions in clinical theory and practice; socio-cultural issues; cross-cultural and inter-cultural issues; drugs and behavior; epidemics and behavior (eg. HIV/AIDS); socio-economic issues and mental health; death and dying; fringe issues (seminar reports).

PSY 914 The practice and Ethics of Clinical Psychology 2 Credit Unit

Setting up practice: personal and professional considerations; ethics in clinical practice; referrals; patients and contracts fees; scheduling etc; inter-professional relationship (eg. Clinical psychology and psychiatry) (by lectures and seminars).

PSY 916 Advanced Internship in Clinical Psychology  and Seminar  2 Credit Units

See general requirement for psychological Internship (Page 27-28)

PSY 921 Career Counseling                 2 Credit Units

Critical analysis of career counseling theories including psychoanalytic, developmental theory of counseling etc. knowledge of career choices, assessment and decision across developmental stages as well as career information. Career choice and emotional disturbance

PSY 923 Counseling and Nigerian Cultures            2 Credit Units

Counseling issues and Nigeria people; varied traditional counseling behaviors and implication on the individual wellbeing; integration of western counseling skills/ procedures into indigenous counseling.

PSY 922 Current Issues in counseling Psychology 2 Credit Units

The lecturer should be able to determine emerging current trade in counseling and have the students discuss such, the current issues are expected to form the basis of seminars to be presented at the second year of academic session; discussion of current journals and book in counseling psychology.

PSY 924 Applied counseling and private practice 3 Credit Unit

Explore  knowledge of areas where counseling psychologist should be functional, discussion of basic skills to function in those areas; discussion of basic issues in private practice visa-vis pricing, office, location, daily schedule, ethics etc.

PSY 926 Seminar 3 Credit Units

Students will be required to present the result of their reviews and empirical studies in the courses to which they have been exposed, at staff-student seminars. Not less than three seminars papers will be presented and assessed as successful by the postgraduate committee of the department

PSY 931 Advanced Developmental Psychology 2 Credit Units

 This course examines the concurrent issues in human development across life span especially in Nigeria. Examples include;  Risk and Resilience in Social Contexts from Birth to Young Adulthood: Strategies of Prevention and Intervention; Childhood Trauma: Dynamics, Interventions, and Cross-Cultural Perspectives; Growing Up in a Media World; Culture, language  and Social Development in specific age period; Society, Institutions, and the Life Course. The course examines the human developmental challenges that influence behavior development across life span in Nigeria, the place of children, women and the aged in Nigeria.

PSY 933 Society, Institutions, Culture and the Life Course 3 Credit Units

It focuses on the following issues, urban neighborhoods and urban schools: community economic opportunity and the schools;  cultural psychology; language, culture, and thought; demography of aging and the life course;  development in adolescents; academic and behavior gender gaps along the pathway to degree attainment new perspectives on vulnerability.

PSY 932 Advance research method in Lifespan development           2 Credit Units

The course will revisit the basic research technique important the conducting developmental research and the utility of theories in explaining the results of quantitative analysis. It will also explore the utility of qualitative research and the various developmental design especially, longitudinal, meta-analysis, experiment al, survey and the important of the reliability and validity in any developmental research. Emphasis will be laid on conducting research with children and the aged and the ethics of research. More importantly, the course will also explore methods of proposal writing for attracting grants for donors in developmental research.

PSY 934 Languages and Communication in Thought and Interaction 2 Credit Units

Areas to cover in this course include, Language Development;  Language, Culture, and Thought; Gesture and Discourse; Cognition and Education; Gesture, Sign and Language; theories of language development and the importance of language in the developmental lifespan

PSY 936 Seminar 3 Credit Units

Students will be required to present the result of their reviews and empirical studies in the courses to which they have been exposed, at staff-student seminars. Not less than three seminars papers will be presented and assessed as successful by the postgraduate committee of the department.

PSY 941 Psychology Of Jury Selection, And Law Enforcement   3 Credit Units

The course focuses on psychological methods for selecting members of the Jury: assessment of personality, relevant aspects of intelligence, dependability, competence etc. police psychology and inter-agency cooperation.

 

 

PSY 943  Forensic Psychological Report Writing:         2 Credit Units

Methods of writing psychological reports for various aspects of forensic psychological practice for the court  (civil, family and criminal etc) is the focus of this course. Students shall be required to produce case reports on each aspect as practical component of the course.

PSY 942  Emergent Issues In Forensic Sciences:        2 Credit Units

Recent developments in forensic sciences that have implications for forensic psychological practice shall be explored and analyzed. Particular attention shall be paid to technological innovations. Developments in criminal law and penology are also to be evaluated.

PSY 944 Practicum In Forensic Psychology:       2 Credit Units

Analysis of simulated crime scenes.  Analysis of forensic reports  and practical demonstration of relevant skills in crime investigations in the security unit. At least two reports shall be presented.

PSY 946 Seminar And Internship:           3 Credit Unit

Students shall be required to present three seminar paper and spend at least 9 months to obtain first-hand experience in the court (4 months) in the Police, SSS, NSCDC(3 months) and in the prison. Internship report must be provided for the court and security agencies.

PSY 951  Advanced Research Methods & Organizational theory 3 Credit Unit

The focus of this course shall be the examination of advanced psychological, economic, sociological and management theories of organizations and their applicability in the understanding of organizations for improved effectiveness. One major area of emphasis will be the emerging complexity theories and their relevance to explaining contemporary organization problems with a view to enhance organizational productivity, effectiveness and the quality of work life.

PSY953 Advanced   Innovations And Organizational Development 2 Credit Units         

Advanced Change management: group processes; process reengineering; productivity and quality improvement; strategic planning. Surveys: climate and culture; job design and evaluation: designing jobs to maximize factors such as performance and satisfaction, and ensuring competitive compensation: organizational structure: designing organizations to ensure achievement of overall objectives; team building: applying research and principles to increase team effectiveness. Workforce planning: aligning workforce growth to business growth (mergers and acquisitions, downsizing and rightsizing); Privatization of public enterprises – the Nigerian experience.

PSY 952 Advanced Organization and Personnel development 2 Credit Units

Advanced Methods of personnel testing and selection. Development and evaluation techniques. Job analysis and job evaluation. Advanced Personnel training and placement. Performance e appraisal system. Welfare services. Current theories and research concerning human behavior in formal organizations. Communication systems in organizations. Organizational change and development. Advanced Goal-setting and performance appraisal systems, including management by objectives (MBO) approach. Leadership and supervision; Manpower planning procedures; strategies, problems, issues, and practices involved in manpower training and development; the training of management operatives, older employees and career planning.

 

 

PSY954 Advertising and Consumer Psychology   2 Credit Unit

The focus of this area is the advanced systematic study of the relationship between the producers (or distributors) and consumers (actual or potential) of goods and services. The following areas will be examined: Advanced consumer preferences for product features, consumer research (including the effectiveness of advertising advertisement and commercials), estimating demand for products and services, and the study of the economic expectation of people.

PSY 956  Seminar and Internship 3 Credit Units

Students will be required to present the result of their reviews and empirical studies in the courses to which they have been exposed, at staff-student seminars. Not less than three seminars papers will be presented and assessed as successful by the postgraduate committee of the department.

PSY 961 Advanced studies in Affiliation and Aggression 2 Credit Units

Social isolation; acquisition of the need for social contact; affiliation motivation including why and when people affiliate; loners versus joiners; causes of aggression impulse: human nature or social learning; frustration and aggression; aggression in an inter-personal contact; aggression caused by the reduction of restraining forces.

PSY 963 Ethics and Research in Cross-Cultural Dynamics 2 Credit Units

Advanced and applied issues in executing and accepting social psychological research in a complex world. Issues in test adaptation and research results generalization.

PSY 962 Social Psychology of criminal legislation and Altruism  2 Credit Units

Behavior control and criminal law; social psychology of arrest; building the defendant; dealing for justice; eye witness identification; courtroom dynamics; jury behavior; finding faults and attributing responsibility; punishment and prison; causes of crime and altruism; awareness of the need to help and acceptance of personal responsibility; explanation of helping behavior; normative approach, cost analytic approach, mood and feeling approach.

PSY 964 Advanced studies in groups and attitudes  3 Credit Units

Interpersonal attraction; friendship, dating, love, and search for a mate; the course of two-person relationship; group formation, structure, leadership functioning, and conformity; effective work group and group link; attitudes: components, function, formation; racial prejudice; attitude change theories; communication and attitude change.

PSY 966  Seminar 3 Credit Units

Students will be required to present the result of their reviews and empirical studies in the courses to which they have been exposed, at staff-student seminars. Not less than three seminars papers will be presented and assessed as successful by the postgraduate committee of the department.