DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
The Department was established in 2002/2003 academic session. The four years undergraduate programme of the Department is designed to lead to award of Bachelor of Science in Psychology (B.Sc Hon. PSY). The programme is a comprehensive coverage of courses primarily designed to provide a thorough training in both the technique and application of Psychological principles with particular reference to the problems of contemporary Nigeria within the world context.
Philosophy, Aims and Objectives of the Degree Programme
As a Science, Psychology seeks to discover patterns, using facts, principles and generalizations, in order to increase our knowledge, understanding and control of behaviour in various social and cultural settings groups, institutions and organizations
The Philosophy behind the Psychology curriculum of Madonna Universities is therefore to equip students with skills, concepts and abilities which can help them to understand, predict, conditions, and change human and animal behaviours for the overall social, economics, political and national development of Nigeria.
Aims and Objectives
- To instill in Psychology students a sense of enthusiasm for and identity with Psychology as a profession; an appreciation of its application in different contexts, and environments, and to involve students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
- To provide students with a broad and balanced foundation of psychological knowledge and practical skills.
- To develop in Psychology students the ability to apply their psychological knowledge and skills (such as analysis of behavioral etiology, patterns, prevalence and epidemiology, using the principles of cognition, learning motivation, emotion, adjustment, conflicts, attitudes, beliefs, values, intelligence, personality leadership and inter personal skills etc) in proffering solutions to theoretical and practical problems of psychology and society.
- To develop in students, through an education in psychology, a range of transferable skills of value in psychological social organizational, industrial, educational, health and cultural employment environments, by the use of generative and creative methods of social engineering.
- To provide students with a knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed to further studies in specialized areas of psychology, (such as health, clinical). IT organizational industrial, managerial, artificial intelligence, social, Human Resources Management, political; educational, forensic, environmental psychology. etc) or multi disciplinary areas involving psychology.
- To generate in students an appreciation of the importance of psychology in a developing. Third World society like Nigeria in relation to industrial, economic, environmental and socio-cultural contexts, issues, problems and policies especially as they relate to existential and epistemological values, attitudes and beliefs.
Admission and Graduation Requirements
Candidates for admission into the four year degree in Psychology Madonna University should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education, NECO or their equivalent with at least five credit passes at not more than two sitting including Maths, English Language, Biology and Economics. In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UME.
Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five Credits in GCE, SSCE, NECO, or their equivalents, of which at least two shall be at Advanced Level, provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examination. For emphasis, English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Economics are required at credit passes.
To graduate, a student must have
a) Completed and passed the following no of units at each level
100 - 32
200 - 39
300 - 38
400 - 34
Total 143 including all compulsory courses specified by the University/Department
b) Completed and met the standards for all required and optional courses
c) Obtain a minimum (GPA of 1.5 and
d) Met other requirement that may be prescribed by the Department, Faculty and Senate.
a) Regime of Subject Knowledge
The students are thoroughly conversant with the following bottom-line aspects of psychology.
- Major aspects of psychological terminology, principal concepts, schools, models, history, theories, nomenclature, jargons, conversations and issues.
- The principles of the psychological basis of behaviour personality and learning process.
- Scientific quantitative and experimental models in psychological studies.
- Principles and theories of abnormal, social, developmental, physiological experimental, personality and deviant psychology.
- Theories of Perception, Deception, Cognition, Race and Ethnic Group Relations, Human Resources and personnel psychology.
- Psychological principles and dimensions of stress, disability substance abuse, psychotherapy, languages and thought, research in psychology; and statistical methods;
- Psychological aspects of Social Work politics, International Relations, religious and ethnic group relations, group dynamics, Consumer behaviour, work motivation, attitudes, and behaviour,. Adolescence correctional psychology, juvenile delinquency, cultism and religious experiences. Terrorism and conflict/crises, management, employment creation and entrepreneurship.
- Principles of psychological testing, test construction, computer application, artificial intelligence, creativity, imagination and strategic thinking
- Practical issues in Psychology such as Psychotherapy, social perception prejudice, stereotypes, medicine union management, Industrial Relations, leadership (political and social) organizational, work, Managerial and Industrial psychology.
- Awareness of the major issues currently at the frontiers of psychological research, and Development in the world in general and Nigeria in particular. Awareness of the relationship of Psychology to other major disciplines in the Social Science.
b) Competencies, and Skills
At B.Sc (Honours) level, psychology students Madonna University are expected on graduation, to develop a wide range of different abilities, skills and competencies. These skills must relate to cognitive and theoretical competencies, practical skills and transferable abilities. They include the following.
- Psychology related cognitive abilities and skills, such as categorization and classification of behaviour (normal and abnormal)
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, themes, models, concepts, principles and schools of psychology.
- Ability to apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of socio-cultural, psychological, quantitative and qualitative problems in relation to familiar and unfamiliar contexts of behaviour
- Ability to recognize and analyze novel, challenging, creative problems and plan strategies for their solution
- Skills in the evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of psychological information and data.
- Ability to recognize and implement good scientific, statistical, reliable, valid research theories and practice in the discipline.
- Computational and data processing skills and competencies as well as other non-subject specific abilities such as computer literacy, numeracy, problem solving, communication and oratorical skills, interpersonal and networking skills, organizational skills, IT skills, time management skills and life long learning abilities and desire.
c) Behavioural Attributes
At the B.Sc honours level, students of psychology Madonna University, are expected to exhibit the following behavioural skills, understanding and attributes especially in the field.
- Be professionally, ethically and morally honest, upright and affective
- Conduct standard laboratory procedures in psychology and work in the research domain to extract data for the categorization, classification and analysis of behaviour.
- Skills in the monitoring by observation and measurement of psychological and behavioural patterns, events, properties and changes, as well as the systematic and reliable recording and documentation of same.
- Competence in the planning, design, and execution of psychological investigations; from the problem recognition stage through to the evaluation and appraisal of results and funding, using appropriate techniques, models and procedures.
- Ability to interpret data derived from psychological observations and measurements (laboratory experimental field and experiential) in terms of their significance relative to the theory, principles and models underlying them.
- Transferable skills such as communication skills covering both written and oral
- Problem solving skills relating to quantitative and qualitative information extending to situations where evaluations have to be made on the basis of limited information such as interpersonal and inter-group relations, clinical and industrial organizational (personnel) contexts.
- Organizational and entrepreneurial skills as evidenced by the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective modes of working as well as ability to create new jobs and opportunities through vision and needs identification.
- Study skills for continued professional development.
- Information retrieval skills relating to primary and secondary information source such as on line computer searches, word processing, information technology skills, spread sheet use data logging, storage, internet communication etc.
Accordingly, procedures used in Psychology department Madonna University for fixing students attainment levels or for the assessment of students achievements in Psychology correspond to the knowledge, abilities and skills that are to be developed through the 4 year degree programme. It is therefore expected that evidence is provided on which the assessment of students achievement (and class of degree awarded)should be based by using he following criteria, among others.
Continuous Assessments, seen and "unseen" examination tutorial performances
Problem solving and experiential exercises
Oral presentation, as in seminars and conferences
Planning, conduct and reporting on project works
Essay assignments should be given on regular basis
Literature surveys and evaluation in examination
Demonstration of skills in relation to conceptual analysis, problem identification and solving numeracy, computer and social skills.
Ability to transfer skills to appropriate practical situations.
Extent to which the knowledge base of students is extensive and extends beyond the work covered in the degree programme.
The stress areas include:
- Learning Processes
- Cognitive Processes
- Statistical and Methodological Issues
- Experimental Psychology
- Abnormal/Clinical Psychology
- Social/Industrial Psychology
- Development Psychology
- Theories and Systems
- Culture/Environmental Psychology
Professionalism in Psychology requires a concentrated postgraduate training in an area of specialty. However, a first degree holder in Psychology has job opportunities in the following are:
- Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of education as teachers, researchers, and administrators.
- Clinics, Psychiatric, General and Teaching Hospitals
- Local, State and Federal Government Establishments.
- Private-Industrial and Business organization
- The military and paramilitary outfit-Army, Navy, Air Forces, Police, Prisons and Custom Service.
- The security and intelligence organizations.
Guidelines for B.Sc Degree Programme in Psychology.
- A four year programme of courses shall be provide leading to the degree of bachelor of science to be denoted by the letter B.Sc which may be awarded with honours or as a pass degree.
- Instruction in the department shall be by courses and students will be required to take an approved combination of sources in the University as senate on the recommendation of departmental Board may from time to time determine.
- Courses shall be evaluated in terms of course unit. Credit units are weights assigned to each course as a measure of the work done in that courses. They measure course weighting as well as an indicator of student's work load. One lecture contract hour per week, or three one hour laboratory field work or practical classes per week throughout a semester.
- There shall be four levels of courses: numbered 101-162, 221-252, 301-382, 431-492. Course number shall be prefixed by a three character programme/subject code. Determination of the class of degree shall be based on performance at all levels.
- In addition, the General studies programme is a compulsory requirement that must be satisfied by all students of the University. All students in this department are expected to take and pass the following courses:
- GST 111 & GST 125 Communication in English
- GST 221 History & Philosophy of Science
- GST 113 Nigerian peoples & Culture
- GST 112 Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence
- GST 123 Communication in French
- GST 142 Communication in German
- GST 102 Fundamental Philosophy
- GST 211 Fundamental Theology
- GST 224 Fundamental Ethics
- CSC 101 & CSC 102 Introduction to Computer & Application to Computer
- GST 125 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies I
- GST 215 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies II
- GST 222 Peace and Conflict Resolution
6a. All courses taught during each semester shall be examined at the end of the semester, and candidate will be credited with the number of course units assigned to the course which they have passed
b. In addition, the total number of course units taken with the grades obtained in each course shall also be recorded for the purpose of computing the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
7. Continuous assessment may be regarded as part of course examination but marks scored through continuous assessment shall not constitute more than 30% of the full marks for the course.
8. The approved period of study for the award of the degree shall not normally be less than eight semesters
9. No student may normally offer less than 18 course units and more than 24 course units in any semester.
10(a) The weighted grade points of courses taken shall be used for the determination of the class of degree.
b. The cumulative Grade Average system shall be used for the determination of the class of degree.
c. The minimum number of course units for the award of degree shall be 161 units
d. The degree shall be awarded with honours provided a student obtains a cumulative grade point average that satisfies the minimum requirements for an honours degree.
The list of successful candidates for the degree shall be published with the
a. First class Honours
b. Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
c. Second Class Honours (Lower Division)
d. Third Class Honours, and
e. Pass Degree
12. Transfer students from outside the University/Department shall be expected to have taken and passed all the relevant courses of the department. For all transfers, a candidate shall:
a. Have obtained a CGPA of not less than 0.60
b. Meet the admission requirements applicable to the year of study of the program into which he/she seeks transfer
c. Earn waivers for only those relevant courses passed in his former department
d. No transfers shall, however, be allowed into the first or final year of the programme.
1.2 Grading System
1. The mark obtained in each course is made up of semester examination of 70%
2. Continuous assessment comprises any of:
i. At least three tests, quizzes or assignments or a combination of same or part thereof.
ii. Assessment in Laboratory/field/clinics or any combination as may be applicable.
Grade Point (GP)
The mark scored in each course (Continuous assessment and end-of semester
examination score) has an equivalent letter grade of A to F, and each letter grade
has a corresponding numerical value of 5.00 to 0.00 called a Grade Point.
1.4 Grade Point Average (GPA)
1. The academic performance of a student in any semester shall be measured with the Grade point Average (GPA), which is the sum of quality points divided by total units for all the courses registered in the semester.
2. Quality point (QP) is the product of the Credit Unit and Grade Point of each course.
1.5 Cumulative Grade Point Acerage (CGPA):
1. The cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the measure of the student's overall academic performance at any given point in his programme.
2. The CGPA is normally computed at the end of each semester as an up-to-date weighted mean of the grade points, where the weights are the course credit units.
3. The Grade Point earned at the end of Semester examinations shall count towards the CGPA.
4. The CGPA is the sum of all Quality Point divided by sum of all credit units for all courses registered/repeated so far in the programme
5. The final CGPA obtained at the end of a student's academic programme shall determine the class of degree the student shall be awarded.
6. Grade to be used for students who satisfactorily complete the work of a course by the end of the semester are:
Mark% Letter Grade Grade Point
70-100 A 5.00
60-69 B 4.00
50-59 C 3.00
45-49 D 2.00
40-44 E 1.00
- F 0.00
7. The class of the degree of a student who has satisfactorily completed his course of studies shall be determined as follows:
Cumulative Grade Point Average and Remarks
4.50 – 5.00 - First Class
4.49 – 3.50 - Second Class Upper
3.49 – 2.50 - Second Class Lower
2.49 – 1.50 - Third class
1.49 – 100 - Pass
0.00 – 0.99 - Fail
YEAR ONE (1) FIRST SEMESTER
|1||Introduction to Psychology ||PSY 101||2|
|2||Learning Process I||PSY 115||2|
|3||Basic Concepts in Experimental Psychology ||PSY 125||2|
|4||Quantitative Methods in Psychology I||PSY 161||2|
| ||GENERAL STUDIES COURSES || || |
|5||Communication in English I||GST 111||2|
|6||Nigerian Peoples & Culture||GST 113||2|
|7||Use of Library, Study Skill & ICT||GST 121||2|
|8||Communication in French||GST 123||2|
|9||Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies I ||GST 125||2|
| ||REQUIRED/ANCILLARY COURSES|| || |
|10||Introduction to Computer I||CSC 101||2|
|11||Introduction to Political Science I||PSC 101||2|
|12||Introduction to Sociology I||SOC 101||2|
| || ||TOTAL ||24|
YEAR ONE (1) SECOND SEMESTER
|1||Determinants of Behaviour||PSY 102||2|
|2||Learning Process II||PSY 116||2|
|3||Quantitative Methods in Psychology II||PSY 162||2|
| ||GENERAL STUDIES COURSES || || |
|4||Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence||GST 112||2|
|5||Communication in English II||GST 122||2|
|6||Communication in German||GST 142||1|
|7||Fundamental Philosophy ||GST 102||1|
| ||REQUIRED/ANCILLARY COURSES|| || |
|8||Computer Application||CSC 102||2|
|9||Introduction to Political Science II||PSC 102||2|
|10||Introduction to Sociology II||SOC 102||2|
| || ||TOTAL ||18|
YEAR TWO (2) FIRST SEMESTER
|1||General Experimental Psychology ||PSY 221||2|
|2||Psychology of Ethnicity & Ethnic Group||PSY 231||2|
|3||Physiological Psychology I||PSY 241||2|
|4||Developmental Psychology I||PSY 251||2|
|5||Theories of Personality||PSY 253||2|
| ||GENERAL STUDIES COURSES|| || |
|6||Introduction to Entrepreneurship Studies II||GST 215||2|
|7||History & Philosophy of Science||GST 221||2|
|8||Fundamental Theology ||GST 211||1|
| ||REQUIRED/ANCILLARY COURSES|| || |
|9||Principles of Economics I||ECO 101||2|
|10||Introduction to International Relations ||PSC 261||2|
|11||Nigerian legal system I||Law 101||2|
| || ||TOTAL ||21|
YEAR TWO (2) SECOND SEMESTER
|1||Experimental Design||PSY 224||2|
|2||Introduction to Social Psychology ||PSY 232||2|
|3||Principles of Criminology & Juv. Delinquency||PSY 234||2|
|4||Physiological Psychology II||PSY 242||2|
|5||Developmental Psychology II||PSY 252||2|
| ||GENERAL STUDIES COURSES|| || |
|6||Peace and Conflict Resolution||GST 222||2|
|7||Fundamental Ethics||GST 224||1|
|8||Bioethics ||GST 252||1|
| ||REQUIRED/ANCILLARY COURSES|| || |
|9||Principles of Economics II||ECO 102 ||2|
|10||Social Change & Social Problem II||SOC 242||2|
| || ||TOTAL ||18|
YEAR THREE (3) FIRST SEMESTER
|1||Theories and System ||PSY 301||2|
|2||Cross-Cultural Psychology ||PSY 331||2|
|3||Sensory Processes||PSY 341||2|
|5||Personality Assessment||PSY 351||2|
|6||Statistical Method in Psychology ||PSY 361||2|
|7||Introduction to Abnormal/Clinical Psychology ||PSY 371||2|
|8||Counselling Psychology||PSY 373||2|
|9||Industrial/Occupational Psychology ||PSY 381||2|
|10||Personnel Psychology||PSY 383||2|
| || ||TOTAL ||20|
YEAR THREE (3) SECOND SEMESTER
|1||Cognitive Psychology||PSY 312||2|
|2||Environmental Psychology||PSY 332||2|
|3||Community Psychology ||PSY 334||2|
|4||Political Psychology ||PSY 336||2|
|5||Psycho-Biological Study of Behaviour I||PSY 342||2|
|6||Statistical Method in Psychology II||PSY 362||2|
|7||Research Method in Psychology ||PSY 364||2|
|8||Abnormal/Clinical Psychology/Mental Retardation ||PSY 372||2|
|9||Psychology of Substance Abuse||PSY 374||2|
| || ||TOTAL ||18|
YEAR FOUR (4) FIRST SEMESTER
|1||Social Perception and Attribution ||PSY 431||2|
|2||Current Issues in Psychology||PSY 435||2|
|3||Advanced Psycho-Biological Study of Behaviour I||PSY 441||2|
|4||Psychological Testing & Test Construction||PSY 451||2|
|5||Practicum in Psycho-Therapy||PSY 471||2|
|6||Advanced Abnormal/Clinical Psychology ||PSY 473||2|
|7||Consumer Psychology ||PSY 445||2|
|8||Behaviour Modification ||PSY 475||2|
| || ELECTIVE COURSES (EITHER ONE)|| || |
|9||Psychology of Social Change |
|10||Military Psychology||PSY 437||2 2|
|11||Sports Psychology||PSY 439||2|
| || ||TOTAL ||18|
YEAR FOUR (4) SECOND SEMESTER
|1||Forensic Psychology ||PSY 432||2|
|2||Advanced Psycho-Biological Study of Behaviiour II||PSY 442||2|
|3||Practicum in Psycho-Therapy II||PSY 472||2|
|4||Psychology of union Management ||PSY 482||2|
|5||Organizational Psychology||PSY 484||2|
|6||Research Project||PSY 492||6|
| || ||TOTAL ||16|
COURSE NO: SHORT TITLE AND DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
PSY 1O1: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
A brief history of Psychology; (field of Psychology' Psychology as a scientific discipline) Methods of Psychology; psychology in human growth and development, Psychology and other disciplines; Current issues in Modern Psychology; Human nature- "Good or Evil" "Nature" versus "Nurture" "mind versus Body".
PSY 115: LEARNING PROCESSES I
Definition of Learning; Types of Learning; Classical conditioning, Operant conditioning, Social Learning, concept learning, etc variables in human learning. Learned helplessness; Measurement of Learning; Practical.
PSY 161: QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
The need to study quantitative methods in Psychology, Types of quantitative methods and brief description of each; Frequency distributions and their use; Measures of central tendency, Measures of dispersion; Practical exercises and assignments will feature.
PSY 125: BASIC CONCEPT IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Historical introduction to experimental psychology, Steps and issues involves in designing an experiments as well as hints on running experiments will be discussed how to write up an experiment will also be covered with some practical's.
PSY 102: DETERMINANTS OF BEHAVIOUR
Focuses on the Biological/Psychological and Socio-environmental factors that cause and/or explain human behavior. Explores experimental research, principles and basic theories of adjustive processes in terms of coping with problems in life. Surveys basic concepts of perception and sensory processes.
PSY 116: LEARNING PROCESSES II
Theories of Learning; memory processes and structures; Forgetting; Complex Learning, Learning set or Learning-to-Learn; insight. Brian substrates of learning, memory and artificial intelligence. Practical's.
PSY 162: QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY II
Correlation and correlation coefficients. Probability. The t-test. The F-test, introduction to Aborts of variance (ANOVA). Non-parametric methods and their uses in Psychology; Practical exercises and assignments will be a regular feature.
PSY 221: GENERAL EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
- The basic nature of research-variable, observation, hypothesis, theory, procedure, selection, assignment, population, participants materials/equipment, sampling, randomization etc.
- Experimental control: Variability, confounding, interaction, etc.
- Designs of experiments: One-way designs, factorial designs, between versus within subjects-designs, correlational designs, etc.
- Statistical analysis – descriptive statistics, inferential statistical, research report.
PSY 241: PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY I
Introduction to Physiological Psychology. The nervous system-basci principles and function. Organization and function. Methods of Physiological Psychology-electrical stimulation and recording chemical stimulation and recording, Lesions-Physical destruction of brain tissue; non-invasive produces.
PSY 251: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I: CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE I:
This course offers topics on human growth and development from conception to adolescence. Areas to be covered' include history and theories of child development, determinants of development, conception and the mechanism of heredity, cognitive, language, and personality development in infancy, early childhood and later childhood; physical and physiological changes at puberty; the meaning of identity in adolescence and adolescent behavior problems.
PSY 232: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction to social Psychology, Psychology as a science) Social Psychological assumptions; Social Psychology and other social sciences; Socialization as the root of social behavior? Attitude: definition, formation, functions and components.
PSY 231: PSYCHOLOGY OF ETHNICITY AND ETHNIC GROUP
A survey of the basis of ethnicity: Positive and negative aspects of ethnicity; methods of reducing adverse effects of ethnicity as they apply to ethnic group relations in Nigeria.
PSY 221: GENERAL EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Demonstrations of a number of experiments in class. Thereafter emphasis will be placed on the students' designing, undertaking, analysis and reporting their own experiments as practical, Review of analysis of variance (ANOVA) technique will be discussed.
PSY 253: THEORIES OF PERSONALITY
The problem of personality definitions. Personality types, personality theories: Psychometric (trait) approach to personality; psycho analytic approach to personality; social learning approach to personality, Humanistic approach to personality. Critical implications.
PSY 242: PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY II
The role of the genes and the evolutionary process in behavior, the internal environment and behavior the metabolic process, endocrine glands and hormones; Physiological homeostasis.
PSY 252: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: ADULTHOOD AND AGING II:
This course deals with the changes and adjustment demands form the age of maturity till the life cycle ends in death. Topics include theory and research in adult development, early adulthood, mid-life transition, later adulthood; biological, intellectual and personality aspects of ageing, and finally dying and bereavements.
PSY 224: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN PSYCHOLOGY
Meaning in relation to research use, design. Types of design in common use, their strengths and weakness and when to use them. Relationship between design and analysis of data. Factorial designs. Research report format. Practical exercise and assignments:
PSY 234: PRINCIPLE OF CRIMINOLOGY & JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
Definition of crime, who is a criminal, types of-criminals, correctional measure and juvenile delinquent.
PSY 343: PSYCHO-BIOLOGY
The sensory system: a detailed examination of the physiology of the chemical, visual, auditing and somatic senses as they relate to Psychological processes. Motor control and sensory motor integration and focus on the response systems.
PSY 361: STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
Complex factorial designs, randomized block designs, repeated measures design and trend analysis. Linear regression and correlation.
PSY 371 INTRODUCTION TO ABNORMAL/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY I
This course is designed to introduce, the student to the phenomenon of abnormal behavior and the different conceptualizations of Psychopathology, theories of behavioural abnormality, theoretical approaches to etiology, assessment and treatment of the following disorders. Anxiety, somato form and dissociate disorders, organic mental disorders, schizophrenic and affective disorders.
PSY 351: PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT
Classification of traits. Measurement of personality traits. Idiographic and homothetic theories of personality. Self inventories. Observational methods: projective techniques. Psychological observational methods. Critical issues and problems.
PSY 341: SENSORY PROCESSES
Physical bases of sensation and the distinction/relation between sensation and perception. Emphasis on human visual, chemical and auditing senses. Topics covered will include the sense of balance, somatic senses and psycho-physics practicals.
PSY 301: THEORIES AND SYSTEMS
Philosophical antecedents of modern Psychology. The rise of the research, beginning of experimentation Pavlov, Webbed, Fechner, Mueller, etc. Physiological psychology-Helmholz, Haring, etc. Dualism and monism, Twentieth century systems-structuralism, functionalism, behaviourism, Gestaft Psychology. Psychoanalysis (post/Neo Freudians). Humanistic Psychology, Phenomenological and existential approaches. African orientation. A possible synthesis
PSY 381: INDUSTRIAL/OCCUPATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
The scope and history of industrial/occupational psychology. The concept of work, individual differences and its industrial/occupational implications, vocational choice and vocational guidance, ergonomics, industrial accidents and safety.
PSY 373: COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
The concept of counseling psychology; Origin and development, counseling relationship within the helping professions, individual and group counseling. Differing roles of counseling Psychology in various settings (e.g vocational, educational, family, social etc); characteristic of counselors, counseling programmes and services, cultural factors influencing counseling programmes and services, cultural factors influencing counseling services in Nigeria. Life-long learning and personal adjustment to life.
PSY 383: PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY
Development and evaluation of selection techniques, job analysis and placement; evaluation, the selection process, training of personnel, job performance and evaluation. The role of interview. Problems of selection in developing countries.
PSY 331: CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOYG
The nature-nurture issues and the rise of cross-cultural psychology. The need for cross-cultural Psychology. Comparative studies of the influences of culture on perception, thinking and socio-cultural developments. Mythological problems.
PSY 362: STATISTICAL METHODS IN PSYCHOLOYG II
Advance statistical methods as applied to Psychology, including parametric and non parametric tests of significance, analysis of covariance, multiple regression, introduction to factor analysis.
PSY 372: ABNORMAL/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY II MENTAL RETARDATION
Brief history, causes (etiology), classification, degrees or levels. Diagnosis, the retreats of the family, and society, societal attitudes towards mental retardation. Psychological disturbances in mental retardation learning and education of the mentally retarded. Treatment, management, training, rehabilitation and prevention. The Nigerian perspective in mental retardation. Conceptions and misconceptions about mental retardation, and their cultural relativity. Practical in the form of case studies.
PSY 312: COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Emphasis will be placed on cognitive processes such as pattern recognition, attention, memory, mental imagery, language, thinking concept formation, problem solving and artificial intelligence and the influence of culture on cognition.
PSY 374: PSYCHOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE
The nature and dynamics of substance abuse. Basic aspects of pharmacology of psychotropic drugs. Drugs of addiction and abuse alcohol, the opiates, synthetic analgesics, and morphine-like drugs, barbiturates, cocaine's cannibal saliva (marijuana; psycho-stimulants, amphetamines), hallucinogens, tobacco, etc. Stages of alcohol dependence, diagnosis and management of drug dependence, Rehabilitation.
PSY 364: RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
The nature and scope of research-research mentality (qualities of good researcher); planning of research, Types of research experimental versus non-experimental research. Writing of research proposals, project report. The use and application of statistics in psychological research. Interpretation of research results.
PSY 332: ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Definition and dimensions of the environment. Major assumptions about the environment. Theories of Environmental Psychology; Cognition. Gestalt. Topological or Field theory. Problems of cities, crowding and behavior. Problem of conservation of natural resources. Environmental pollution. Methods of environmental assessment. Critical issues of man as part of an econological system.
PSY 342: PSYCH-BIOLOGICAL STUDY OF BEHAVIOUR
Psychobiological factors in motivation, instinctive behavior and emotion, sexual behaviiour, and emotion. Sleep and arousal. The neural basis of learning and memory.
PSY 334: COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY
Exmines the history and theoryof community mental health movement which gave rise to community Psychology. Reviews the major purposes, with emphasis on prevention of mental illness, and the relationship between mental illness and the social environment, especially in societies under going rapid social change, such as Nigeria. Community Psychology and Community medicine.
PSY 336: POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Personality, attitude belief and social perception as basic psychological construct which influence political behaivour: major orienting approaches in the formation and maintenance of political beliefs and activities, socialization, authoritarianism, and alienation. Leadership, conflict, aggression, violence, 'revolution, war. African regional political and international relations.
PSY 451: PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND TEST CONSTRUCTION
Theories and foundations of the psychometric tradition. Origins of the testing movement. The nature of mental abilities and traits. Basic attributes of psychological tests-reliability, validity and predictive utility. Statistical foundation of psychometrics. Techniques of test construction. Text construction determining domain, items selection and analysis, item validity, difficulty level. Meaningful of tests. Practical work.
PSY 441: ADVANCED PSYCHO-BIOLOGICAL STUDY OF BEHAVIOUR I
Brian chemistry, Brain Disorders and Psychopathology-examines the neurochemical factors in brain disorders as they relate to mental retardation, schizophrenia, depression and anxiety. Emphasis on current empirical evidence.
PSY 431: SOCIAL PERCEPTION AND ATTRIBUTION
Perception and social perception. Differences in social perception. Inference processes and forming impressions of other. Perception of emotion. Theoretical approaches to attribution. Implications of social perception and attribution. Implications of social perception and attribution processes for interpersonal and inter group relations.
PSY 471 & 472: PRACTICUM IN PSYCHOTHERAPY I & II
Strong emphasis will be placed on a thorough grasp of the rationale underlying behavior change, especially in human beings. This will be followed by practical training in the use of psychological techniques in bringing, about behavior change.
PSY 473: ADVANCED ABNORMAL/CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Historical evolution of abnormal/clinical Psychology. The concepts of normality and abnormality. The degree of abnormal; Psychology. Causation. Classification. The causes of Personality disorders and delinquency. Several forms of abnormal behavior. The psychoses functions/organic. Treatment of mental disorder practical and field training.
PSY 445: CONSUMEER PSYCHOLOGY
The course will focus on man as a consumer of goods and services, the choices he/she makes and factors that determine the choice. Topics will cover such areas as the exchange theory, social and individual influences on exchange behavior, the defects of advertisement, brand and product image and consumer preference, effect of economic conditions on consumer behavior, market research and its methods.
PSY 475: BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION
This course aims at introducing the student to the applied field of behavior modification, theories, principles which guide behavior change, principles and methods of behavioural assessment as well as the specialized techniques used in the science of behavior change Practical will be involved.
PSY 443: PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL CHANGE
This issues persistence of the mind-body problem, socio-economic developmental questions peculiar to African Societies, etc applied issues social political leadership behavior allegation problems in Marriage and family life, religion and the problems of religious dogmatism in Nigeria environmental pollution etc.
PSY 437: MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY
Vigilance, attention and signal detection, personality theory and personality differences, leadership, obedience and compliance, Testing, selection, training and placement of military personnel. Combat stresses its nature and characteristics. Drug abuse among the military.
PSY 439: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
The relevance of psychology to sports, the emotions and their arousal in sports setting. Individual group motivation and sports performance. The place of reaction time in sport. The role of anxiety in sports. Treatment approaches to anxiety problems. The political dimension of sport.
PSY 432: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOYG
The concept of forensic psychology. Issues in identification parade. The reliability of eyes-witness testimony. Construction of the personality profile of criminals. Psychological approaches to interrogation an extraction of confession. Social psychology in the courtroom. The mental health status of the offender.
PSY442: ADVANCED PSYCHO-BIOLOGY II
Introduction to psychopharmacology. Examines attempts to alter behavior through the use of drugs, e.g Anxiolytics, anti depressants, sedative. The role of psycho mimetic drugs and other drugs of addition in the alteration of behavior.
PSY 482: PSYCHOLOGY OF UNION MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
The meaning and scope of industrial relations as a disciples. The role of perception and motivation in the understanding of Union management relations, the sociopsychological significance of and determinants of pay. The psychology of industrial dispute and its settlement… The role of psychology in industrial bargaining.
PSY 484: ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Man within a wilder organizational context: Issues such as the concept of power and authority, formal and informal groups, group conflict's and their resolution, the nature of industrial leadership, motivation, human problems of technological changes communication etc will be lowered.
PSY 492: RESEARCH PROJECT