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HOD’s Statement

The Department is strongly oriented to:

  • Scientifically studying the behaviour of humankind in order to provide information that would enrich the understanding and prediction of human actions, feelings and thought. It also seeks to enable people to understand and relate with each other very efficiently and effectively.
  • In training of students, the Department emphasizes the interrelations of biological, psychological and socio-cultural influences on observed behavioural events.  It seeks to provide students with very strong foundation in principles, methods ……

Brief History

The Department of Psychology was established in the University of Nigeria in 1964 under the guidance of Professor Carl Frost of Michigan University, United States of America. It is the first degree-awarding Department of Psychology established in Nigeria and produced its first set of graduates in 1967. The first Head of Department was Mr. J. Anowi, who has been succeeded by others, including the current Head of Department, Rev.Sr. MaryBasil Nwoke. The Department is staffed with highly endowed academic staff and has produced a lot of graduates who are making outstanding impact in the development of the Nigerian society and elsewhere.

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